Git stash

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Overview

Stash the changes in a dirty working directory away. The command saves the local modifications away and reverts the working directory to match the HEAD commit. The modifications are saved in bulk, it is not possible to choose individual files.

To stash away changes:

git stash
Saved working directory and index state WIP on ''branch-name'': 0d0178916ee ''commit comment''

The modifications stashed away can be listed with:

git stash list

To see the files affected by the stash:

git stash show

They can be restored, potentially in top of a different commit, with:

git stash apply

Without an argument, "apply" applies the content set at the top of the stack (the latest).

Note that the stash state stays on the stack. To achieve the same effect - apply the modification and remove it from stack, use "pop" instead of "apply":

git stash pop

Also, the change can be explicitly removed if "apply" was used:

git stash drop

To remove an arbitrary stash state:

git stash drop <number>

This clears all stash entries:

git stash clear