git revert [--[no-]edit] [-n] [-m parent-number] [-s] [-S[<keyid>]] <commit>... git revert --continue git revert --quit git revert --abort
Given one or more existing commits, revert the changes that the related patches introduce, and record some new commits that record them. This requires your working tree to be clean (no modifications from the HEAD commit).
Note: git revert is used to record some new commits to reverse the effect of some earlier commits (often only a faulty one). If you want to throw away all uncommitted changes in your working directory, you should see git-reset(1), particularly the --hard option. If you want to extract specific files as they were in another commit, you should see git-checkout(1), specifically the git checkout <commit> -- <filename> syntax. Take care with these alternatives as both will discard uncommitted changes in your working directory.
-m parent-number, --mainline parent-number
Reverting a merge commit declares that you will never want the tree changes brought in by the merge. As a result, later merges will only bring in tree changes introduced by commits that are not ancestors of the previously reverted merge. This may or may not be what you want.
See the m[blue]revert-a-faulty-merge How-Tom for more details.
This is useful when reverting more than one commits' effect to your index in a row.
git revert HEAD~3
git revert -n master~5..master~2
Part of the git(1) suite