If you see this error message, you have made changes to a file that Git does not track. When you run the git checkout command, Git will attempt to overwrite your changes with the version of the file that is being checked out. In order to preserve your changes, you will need to stash them before running checkout.
What does it mean?
The message you are seeing tells you that there are changes in your local files that would be overwritten if you checked the same files from the server. This can happen if you have made changes to a file locally but someone else has also changed the same file on the server.
In order to keep your changes, you will need to either commit your changes first, or stash your changes and then pull the latest version from the server.
How to fix it
If you get this error message, it means that you have local changes to files that would be overwritten by a checkout from the remote repository. To fix this, you need to either stash your local changes, or commit them to your local branch.
To stash your local changes, use the git stash command. This will save your changes and revert your working directory to the state of the last commit. You can then checkout the remote branch and your changes will be safe.
To commit your local changes, use the git commit command. This will create a new commit with your changes on your local branch. You can then checkout the remote branch and your changes will be merged in.
error your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by checkout
What are they?
If you receive the error “Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by checkout,” it means that you have made changes to a file that is not under version control. In order to check out the file, you will need to either stash your changes or commit them.
How to keep them
You will need to commit your changes to a new branch and then merge that branch into the master branch.
If you have made any changes to your project that you have not yet committed, you will be asked if you would like to save them before checking out the project. This is to prevent you from losing your changes.
What is it?
This error message indicates that you have local changes in your repository that would be overwritten by a checkout operation. In other words, the files that you have changed locally are different from the files that exist in the remote repository, and Git is not able to automatically resolve the differences.
There are a few ways to resolve this error. The first is to simply stash your local changes, which will temporarily store them away and allow you to checkout the remote repository. Once you’ve checked out the remote repository, you can apply your stashed changes and continue working.
Another solution is to manually resolve the conflicts between your local changes and the changes in the remote repository. This requires a bit more work, but it gives you more control over how the conflicts are resolved. Once you’ve resolved the conflicts, you can add and commit your changed files as normal.
How to do it
When you get this error, it means that you have made local changes to files that are about to be overwritten by files from the repository. To fix this, you will need to stash your changes, pull the latest from the repository, and then apply your stashed changes on top of the new files.
This can be done in a few steps:
- First, use git status to see which files have been modified locally:
- Next, use git stash to save your local changes:
- Now, pull the latest from the repository:
- Finally, apply your stashed changes on top of the new files:
git stash apply