This seemed like a really useful little command, but I only found the chance to try it yesterday.
What does “git stash” do? In my understanding, its sort of like a temporary pre-commit. Meaning, its not a commit, but it temporarily saves the current tree state, then restores the tree to the last commit.
I used it yesterday to quickly return to the last commit, tag it, and then restore my changes to commit them, like so:
git status git stash save bigrefactor git status ls cat VERSION git tag git tag -a 0.1.3 git push origin master tags git push origin master --tags git stash list git stash apply git status git commit -m "major refactor, preparing for new version, fixed tests. still needs more testing" -a git push origin master git diff git commit -m "removed unused variable" -a git diff