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git filter-repo

A versatile tool for rewriting Git history. See also: bfg. More information: https://github.com/newren/git-filter-repo.

  • Replace a sensitive string in all files:

git filter-repo --replace-text <(echo '{{find}}==>{{replacement}}')

  • Extract a single folder, keeping history:

git-filter-repo --path {{path/to/folder}}

  • Remove a single folder, keeping history:

git-filter-repo --path {{path/to/folder}} --invert-paths

  • Move everything from sub-folder one level up:

git-filter-repo --path-rename {{path/to/folder/:}}