Git Detached Head

March 27th, 2018

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I’ve recently seen multiple questions online from people having problems committing to git because the git repository had a detached head. This article answers the most common questions about detached heads. What Is a Detached Head? A detached head in a git repository occurs when the repository has no current branch. Why Is a Detached […]


Going Back to a Previous Git Commit in Xcode

March 12th, 2018

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Something that can happen to you when using version control is you commit a change to the version control repository, realize you made a mistake, and want to go back to an earlier commit. How do you do this in Xcode? Xcode provides no direct way to go back to an earlier commit. What you […]


Ignoring Files That Are Already in a Git Repository

March 5th, 2018

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In a previous post, I showed how to tell git to ignore files in Xcode projects. But what do you do if you want to ignore a file that git is currently tracking? Remove the file from the git repository. Add the file you want to ignore to the git ignore file. If you don’t […]


Telling Git to Ignore Files in Xcode Projects

February 28th, 2018

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When you create a project in Xcode and create a git repository, git initially tracks every file in the project, but this behavior isn’t what you want. Xcode projects contain a lot of files. Some of these files shouldn’t be tracked by git because they change every time you build your project. Having files you […]


Xcode 9: Adding Your Project to GitHub

February 21st, 2018

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Before Xcode 9, setting up your project to work on GitHub involved a lot of work. You had to login to GitHub, create a repository, go back to your Mac, launch the Terminal application, navigate to your project directory, and run multiple git commands. Xcode 9 makes working with GitHub much easier. You can add […]