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I made some updates on my local machine, pushed them to a remote repository, and now I’m trying to pull the changes to the server and I get the message;
error: Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by merge: wp-content/w3tc-config/master.php Please, commit your changes or stash them before you can merge.
So I ran,
git checkout -- wp-content/w3tc-config/master.php
and tried again and I get the same message. I’m assuming that
w3tc changed something in the config file on the server. I don’t care whether the local copy or remote copy goes on the server (I suppose the remote one is best), I just want to be able to merge the rest of my changes (plugin updates).
You can’t merge with local modifications. Git protects you from losing potentially important changes.
You have three options:
Commit the change using
git commit -m "My message"
Stashing acts as a stack, where you can push changes, and you pop them in reverse order.
To stash, type
Do the merge, and then pull the stash:
git stash pop
Discard the local changes
git reset --hard
git checkout -t -f remote/branch
Or: Discard local changes for a specific file
git checkout filename