git error: invalid object Error building trees

The solution is simple and one-line command!

Today I faced this error:

Because I accidentally disconnected the hard drive from my laptop. I also faced some other problems in my other git repositories and after a while I could fix most of those issues. You can read about one of them (Git status fatal: bad object HEAD) here.

When I did:

git status 

in a git repository, I saw there was one untracked file which I had created already but had not been committed. Everything was okay until I started to add the file to the repository with:

git add . 

and then

git commit -m “message”

Suddenly I saw this error after git commit :

make_file.txt in the Collection directory (as shown in the above picture) is one of the old files that I’ve recently committed it! So there is a problem in the .git directory for this file: make_file.txt

As you see above in my case we see (file and its directory) in the terminal:


So grab it and put it in the next command without quotation mark. Like what I did: (Certainly you should put your specific file name and its directory)

git hash-object -w Collection/make-file.txt

After that, git will make a Sha1 for the make-file.txt and it’s repository will be fixed.

So the problem is solved! Then we could go forward and git add . and git commit like a normal condition. That’s it.

If you want to run all the git commands just in one command read this.

read more: here

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