git it seems you can always learn new hacks.
Today, a colleague of mine asked me if I know a quick way to restore a deleted folder from a past commit.
My first thought was the naive solution:
checkout a specific commit containing the directory, copy it to
HEAD to your working branch and copy the folder to it.
way too naive, I know…
Then, another colleague suggested I’ll take a look at
git checkout command documentation, and it
To restore a folder or a file from a specific commit:
git checkout <commit SHA> -- <file|foldername>
$ git checkout 797d624 -- deleted_folder
Note: This can be also used to pick a file from a change not yet merged (commit in a PR), for review and testing.