Checkout a Git Repository

In this blog post, I will show you how to checkout an older version of a Git repository.

In git we use the checkout command to go back in time and see the repository as it was.

Search for snapshot

The first step in this process is to find the version we would like to checkout.

We do that using the following command.

git log --oneline

Note: you can also run git log which will give you more information about each snapshot.


To checkout a version, we need to use the following command with the version number.

git checkout b2018b1

Go back to Master

To go back to the master branch we run the following command,

git checkout master

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