Note: This post was originally posted on my former blog Serpensalbus.com on July 24th, 2008 (and it was by far the most popular one).
Today I somehow accidentally deleted some source code files in Intellij IDEA. I don’t know how this exactly happened – I must have clicked the wrong menu item.
Because I’m using Git for version control I could recover the files immediately (see below).
To show deleted files use the command:
git ls-files -d
To restore the deleted files use:
git ls-files -d | xargs git checkout –
The source for this information can be found here:
So, thanks Git!