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Git: Force a rejected push

If you modified git's history and the change was already pushed, you will usually get a
! [rejected] my-branch -> my-branch (non-fast-forward)
error, when trying to push.

You can force the push, with
git push --force origin my-branch


  • You might lose history.
  • Unless your git is configured to push only the current branch, you must supply the remote branch name or you will force-push all your branches!
  • Anyone else who has already pulled the changes will run into significant trouble.

Only do this to instantly fix a mistake, or when you know exactly what you're doing.

Does your version of Ruby on Rails still receive security updates?
Rails LTS provides security patches for unsupported versions of Ruby on Rails (2.3, 3.2, 4.2 and 5.2).

Owner of this card:

Tobias Kraze
Last edit:
over 9 years ago
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