Sometimes, you would want to remove a specific file or part of the code from your last commit. To do it, do the following:
git checkout HEAD^ myfile # this revert the file to the last commit. git add myfile git commit --amend --no-edit
In case you don't have a history or said: "It was a new file." You need to remove it from the account altogether.
git rm --cached myfile git commit --amend --no-edit
This is particularly useful when you have an open patch and have committed an unnecessary file and need to force push to update the patch on a remote. The
--no-edit option is used to keep the existing commit message.