To force abort or kill a git rebase, you can follow the steps below:
- Check the current state of the rebase:
Run the command git status to see if you're in the middle of a rebase operation. You should see a message indicating that you are in the middle of a rebase.
Alternatively, you can use git rebase --abort command directly and see the output.
- Abort the ongoing rebase:
If you want to force abort or kill the rebase operation, use the command git rebase --abort.
Running this command will stop the rebase operation and bring your repository back to the state it was in before starting the rebase.
- Verify the rebase has been aborted:
After running the abort command, check the status of your repository again by executing git status. It should no longer show that you are in the middle of a rebase.
- If any conflicts occurred during the rebase and you aborted it, you may need to resolve those conflicts before being able to proceed with other operations.
- Make sure to backup any uncommitted changes or stashed changes if you are aborting a rebase, as it may discard some of those changes.