Once upon a time there was a file in my project which i'd like to get now
The problem is i don't know when i deleted it and what path it took
How do you find the commit of a file?
If you do not know the exact path you may use
git log --all --full-history -- "**/thefile.*"
If you know where the file was located you can do it
git log --all --full-history -- <path-to-file>
This should show a list of commits in all branches that touched this file Then, you can find the version of the file you want, and display it with...
git show <SHA> -- <path-to-file>
Or you can restore it with a working copy
git checkout <SHA>^ -- <path-to-file>
Note the caret symbol (
^ ), which gets the checkout prior to the one identified, because at the moment of
<SHA> commit the file is deleted, we need to look at the previous commit to get the deleted file's contents