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Delete File From History

Learn how to delete a file from history.

December 4, 2023


It is important to note that this use case is limited to simple cases where the “bad” changes were made relatively recently, as any pipeline update since then will make it impossible.

In rare cases, you might need to delete a particular file from a given commit and further choose to delete its complete history. In such a case, you will need to:

Example #

In the simple example below, we want to delete file C in commit 2. How would we do that?

For now, pachctl list file repo@master returns the files Aā€™, B, Cā€™, E, F.

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