How to force abort or kill a git rebase?

by hal.littel , in category: Third Party Scripts , 5 months ago

How to force abort or kill a git rebase?

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by lindsey.homenick , 5 months ago

@hal.littel 

To force abort or kill a git rebase, you can follow the steps below:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


Note:

  • 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.