Removing a git commit and force pushing to remove it from history

I accidentally triggered a commit which added a big chunk of unwanted data to my repository. I didn't want this to stick around in the history forever, and no-one else was pulling from the repo, so I decided to use force push to remove the rogue commit entirely.

I figured out the commit hash of the previous version that I wanted to restore and ran:

git reset --hard 1909f93

Then I ran the force push like this:

git push --force origin main


Created 2021-10-22T12:25:57-07:00 · Edit