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       git-restore - Restore working tree files


       git restore [<options>] [--source=<tree>] [--staged] [--worktree] [--] <pathspec>...
       git restore [<options>] [--source=<tree>] [--staged] [--worktree] --pathspec-from-file=<file> [--pathspec-file-nul]
       git restore (-p|--patch) [<options>] [--source=<tree>] [--staged] [--worktree] [--] [<pathspec>...]


       Restore specified paths in the working tree with some contents from a restore source. If a
       path is tracked but does not exist in the restore source, it will be removed to match the

       The command can also be used to restore the content in the index with --staged, or restore
       both the working tree and the index with --staged --worktree.

       By default, if --staged is given, the contents are restored from HEAD, otherwise from the
       index. Use --source to restore from a different commit.

       See "Reset, restore and revert" in git(1) for the differences between the three commands.



       -s <tree>, --source=<tree>
           Restore the working tree files with the content from the given tree. It is common to
           specify the source tree by naming a commit, branch or tag associated with it.

           If not specified, the contents are restored from HEAD if --staged is given, otherwise
           from the index.

           As a special case, you may use "A...B" as a shortcut for the merge base of A and B if
           there is exactly one merge base. You can leave out at most one of A and B, in which
           case it defaults to HEAD.

       -p, --patch
           Interactively select hunks in the difference between the restore source and the
           restore location. See the “Interactive Mode” section of git-add(1) to learn how to
           operate the --patch mode.

           Note that --patch can accept no pathspec and will prompt to restore all modified

       -W, --worktree, -S, --staged
           Specify the restore location. If neither option is specified, by default the working
           tree is restored. Specifying --staged will only restore the index. Specifying both
           restores both.

       -q, --quiet
           Quiet, suppress feedback messages. Implies --no-progress.

       --progress, --no-progress
           Progress status is reported on the standard error stream by default when it is
           attached to a terminal, unless --quiet is specified. This flag enables progress
           reporting even if not attached to a terminal, regardless of --quiet.

       --ours, --theirs
           When restoring files in the working tree from the index, use stage #2 (ours) or #3
           (theirs) for unmerged paths.

           Note that during git rebase and git pull --rebase, ours and theirs may appear swapped.
           See the explanation of the same options in git-checkout(1) for details.

       -m, --merge
           When restoring files on the working tree from the index, recreate the conflicted merge
           in the unmerged paths.

           The same as --merge option above, but changes the way the conflicting hunks are
           presented, overriding the merge.conflictStyle configuration variable. Possible values
           are "merge" (default), "diff3", and "zdiff3".

           When restoring files on the working tree from the index, do not abort the operation if
           there are unmerged entries and neither --ours, --theirs, --merge or --conflict is
           specified. Unmerged paths on the working tree are left alone.

           In sparse checkout mode, by default is to only update entries matched by <pathspec>
           and sparse patterns in $GIT_DIR/info/sparse-checkout. This option ignores the sparse
           patterns and unconditionally restores any files in <pathspec>.

       --recurse-submodules, --no-recurse-submodules
           If <pathspec> names an active submodule and the restore location includes the working
           tree, the submodule will only be updated if this option is given, in which case its
           working tree will be restored to the commit recorded in the superproject, and any
           local modifications overwritten. If nothing (or --no-recurse-submodules) is used,
           submodules working trees will not be updated. Just like git-checkout(1), this will
           detach HEAD of the submodule.

       --overlay, --no-overlay
           In overlay mode, the command never removes files when restoring. In no-overlay mode,
           tracked files that do not appear in the --source tree are removed, to make them match
           <tree> exactly. The default is no-overlay mode.

           Pathspec is passed in <file> instead of commandline args. If <file> is exactly - then
           standard input is used. Pathspec elements are separated by LF or CR/LF. Pathspec
           elements can be quoted as explained for the configuration variable core.quotePath (see
           git-config(1)). See also --pathspec-file-nul and global --literal-pathspecs.

           Only meaningful with --pathspec-from-file. Pathspec elements are separated with NUL
           character and all other characters are taken literally (including newlines and

           Do not interpret any more arguments as options.

           Limits the paths affected by the operation.

           For more details, see the pathspec entry in gitglossary(7).


       The following sequence switches to the master branch, reverts the Makefile to two
       revisions back, deletes hello.c by mistake, and gets it back from the index.

           $ git switch master
           $ git restore --source master~2 Makefile  (1)
           $ rm -f hello.c
           $ git restore hello.c                     (2)

       1. take a file out of another commit
       2. restore hello.c from the index

       If you want to restore all C source files to match the version in the index, you can say

           $ git restore '*.c'

       Note the quotes around *.c. The file hello.c will also be restored, even though it is no
       longer in the working tree, because the file globbing is used to match entries in the
       index (not in the working tree by the shell).

       To restore all files in the current directory

           $ git restore .

       or to restore all working tree files with top pathspec magic (see gitglossary(7))

           $ git restore :/

       To restore a file in the index to match the version in HEAD (this is the same as using

           $ git restore --staged hello.c

       or you can restore both the index and the working tree (this the same as using git-

           $ git restore --source=HEAD --staged --worktree hello.c

       or the short form which is more practical but less readable:

           $ git restore -s@ -SW hello.c


       git-checkout(1), git-reset(1)


       Part of the git(1) suite