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Git Clone into a Non-Empty Directory

Powershell command to remove the existing .git folder

Remove-Item '.git' -Recurse -Force

Make a bare Git repository

git clone --bare [email protected]:devops/scripts.git .git

If true, this repository is assumed to be bare and has no working directory associated with it

git config --unset core.bare

Reset current HEAD to the specified state

git reset <option>


# History changed, HEAD changed, Working directory is not changed.
git reset --soft

# Wipe out all changes in the working tree, so that your current files match the contents of HEAD
git reset --hard

This will display the state of the working directory and the staging area.

git status


  1. Difference between git reset soft, mixed and hard
  2. What's the difference between git reset --mixed, --soft, and --hard