Rebasing is a frequent task for anyone using git. We sometimes use rebasing to branch our code from the last changes or even just to drop commits from a branch.
Oftentimes when trying to push after a rebase, you’ll see something like the following:
hint: Updates were rejected because the tip of your current branch is behind
hint: its remote counterpart. Integrate the remote changes (e.g.
hint: ‘git pull …’) before pushing again.
hint: See the ‘Note about fast-forwards’ in ‘git push –help’ for details.
Commonly developers will use the –force or -f flags during a push to force pushing code changes:
git push origin my-branch –force
git push origin my-branch -f
I was recently surprised to find out that you could also prefix the branch name with + to force a push:
git push origin +my-branch
The + syntax is interesting but doesn’t seem intuitive so it’s not a practice I’d use, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t!