The files that have been deleted from the local copy of a repository can be retrieved from git.
git ls-files -d | xargs git checkout
This example first shows a git repository being up to date, this is done by calling the git status command. A file is deleted on the local drive. Then the git status command is called again and shows that the file that we just deleted is missing. Then the git ls-files command is called with the -d parameter to list all the files deleted. That list is piped to a git checkout command to get the file back from the repository. Finally, the git status command is called and shows that the repository is up to date and the file that was previously deleted has been restored from the repository. The version of the file restored is the latest one that was commited in Git. If the latest version of the file was not committed, thoses modification are not retieved.
$ git status On branch master Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/master'. nothing to commit, working directory clean $ rm logs/donotremove.txt $ git status On branch master Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/master'. Changes not staged for commit: (use "git add/rm
..." to update what will be committed) (use "git checkout -- ..." to discard changes in working directory) deleted: logs/donotremove.txt no changes added to commit (use "git add" and/or "git commit -a") $ git ls-files -d | xargs git checkout $ git status On branch master Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/master'. nothing to commit, working directory clean
Git restore deleted files