Hard reset of a single file


How do I discard the changes to a single file and overwrite it with a fresh HEAD copy? I want to do git reset --hard to only a single file.


To reset both the working copy of my-file.txt and its state in the Git index to that of HEAD:

git checkout HEAD -- my-file.txt

-- means "treat every argument after this point as a filename". More details in this answer. Thanks to VonC for pointing this out.

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