How is the Git HEAD command used in backtracking?


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Question

We are introduced to Git’s HEAD variable in this lesson. What is its significance in backtracking?

Answer

As we learned, the HEAD command gives us access to the most recent commit on the branch which we’re working on. Knowing this, we can use HEAD alongside commands like show, checkout and reset to quickly access or see what changes have been made on the head commit and, potentially, to add or remove modifications easily.


FAQ: How to Backtrack - head commit