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By mistake, I did git add . and git commit in the develop branch. But luckily, I did not do git push.

So I wanted to revert it back to the original state.

I tried git reset --soft and git reset HEAD --hard but looks like I have messed it up.

How do I fix this? I want to go back to the original state and possibly keep the code changes.

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From the question, I have assumed that till now you haven’t messed up. So you could use:

git reset HEAD^

This will bring the dir to the state before you've made the commit.

HEAD^ means the parent of the current commit (the one you don't want anymore) while keeping changes from it (unstaged).

Thus, you can undo the last commit in git.

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