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Basic ropes on git stash command

Quick overview on what `git stash` is and some of the basic
commands to run with it.

Going with `git stash pop` as the default means of
extracting from the stack instead of `git stash apply`.
Former feels like the path of least surprise by taking
out what you've just put in.

As requested in #36
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<li><a href="/basic/#commit">commit</a></li>
<li><a href="/basic/#reset">reset</a></li>
<li><a href="/basic/#rm-mv">rm, mv</a></li>
<li><a href="/basic/#stash">stash</a></li>
</ul>
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<p class="nutshell">
<strong>In a nutshell</strong>,
you run <code>git rm</code> to remove files from being tracked in Git. It
will also remove them from your working directory.</p>
will also remove them from your working directory.
</p>
</div>
</div>
<div class="box">
<h2>
<span class="docs">
<a href="http://git-scm.com/docs/git-stash">docs</a> &nbsp;
<a href="http://git-scm.com/book/en/Git-Tools-Stashing">book</a>
</span>
<a name="stash">git stash</a>
<span class="desc">save changes made in the current index and working directory for later</span>
</h2>
<div class="block">
<p>You're in the middle of some changes but something comes up that you
need to jump over to, like a so-urgent-right-now bugfix, but don't want
to commit or lose your current edits. <code>git stash</code> is there for you.
</p>
<h4>
git stash
<small>add current changes to the stack</small>
</h4>
<p>Stashing takes the current state of the working directory and index,
puts it on a stack for later, and gives you back a clean working directory.
It will then leave you at the state of the last commit.
</p>
<pre>
<b>$ git status -s</b>
<span class="red">M</span> hello.rb
<b>$ git stash</b>
Saved working directory and index state WIP on master: 5857ac1 hello with a flower
HEAD is now at 5857ac1 hello with a flower
<b>$ git status</b>
# On branch master
nothing to commit (working directory clean)
</pre>
<h4>
git stash list
<small>view stashes currently on the stack</small>
</h4>
<p>It's helpful to know what you've got stowed on the stash and this is where
<code>git stash list</code> comes in. Running this command will display a queue
of current stash items.
</p>
<pre>
<b>$ git stash list</b>
stash@{0}: WIP on master: 5857ac1 hello with a flower
</pre>
<h4>
git stash pop
<small>remove item from the list and apply to current working directory</small>
</h4>
<p>After you've done the changes you were called away for, and you're ready to
continue from where you left off, run the <code>git stash pop</code> command
to bring back the working directory to that state and remove it from the stash list.
</p>
<pre>
<b>$ git stash pop</b>
# On branch master
# Changes not staged for commit:
# (use "git add &lt;file>..." to update what will be committed)
# (use "git checkout -- &lt;file>..." to discard changes in working directory)
#
# <span class="red">modified: hello.rb</span>
#
no changes added to commit (use "git add" and/or "git commit -a")
Dropped refs/stash@{0}: (14ddbc6f2c26330e33d08faf15d88f816b6cbd45)
</pre>
<p>By default it will reapply the last added stash item to the working
directory. This will be the item referenced by <code>stash@{0}</code>.
You can grab another stash item instead if you reference it in the arguments
list. For example, <code>git stash pop stash@{1}</code> will apply the item
referenced by <code>stash@{1}</code>.
</p>
<p>If you want to leave the item on the stack, use
<code>git stash apply</code> instead.
</p>
<h4>
git stash clear
<small>remove all items from the stash list</small>
</h4>
<p>When you're done with the stash and/or you want to remove of all the
stored items, just run the <code>git stash clear</code> command. But only
do this if you're sure you're done with the stash.
</p>
<p class="nutshell">
<strong>In a nutshell</strong>, run <code>git stash</code> to quickly save
some changes that you're not ready to commit or save, but want to come
back to while you work on something else.
</p>
</div>

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