Git Pull is Not Possible, Unmerged Files

pulling is not possible because you have unmerged files.
merging is not possible because you have unmerged files.
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I've read all of the similar questions on this; it seems that none of the following have worked:

Delete offending files
git reset --hard HEAD
git stash
git pull

Nearly every combination, stashing changes and pulling from repository, results in unmergable files. I'd like to discard all local changes and just use the remote, but I cannot clone again (bandwidth and internet usage limitations with the developer trying to do this). How do I do this?

Just tried:

git stash
git pull

Also did not work.

More Info

There is one local commit, and the upstream has a commit as well. I've thus tried git pull --rebase but it's still not working properly... That gives me errors - "exiting because of an unresolved conflict". If I do git stash, git reset --hard HEAD, git pull --rebase, I get the error "pull is not possible, unmerged changes..."

Say the remote is origin and the branch is master, and say you already have master checked out, might try the following:

git fetch origin
git reset --hard origin/master

This basically just takes the current branch and points it to the HEAD of the remote branch.

WARNING: As stated in the comments, this will throw away your local changes and overwrite with whatever is on the origin.

Or you can use the plumbing commands to do essentially the same:

git fetch <remote>
git update-ref refs/heads/<branch> $(git rev-parse <remote>/<branch>)
git reset --hard

EDIT: I'd like to briefly explain why this works.

The .git folder can hold the commits for any number of repositories. Since the commit hash is actually a verification method for the contents of the commit, and not just a randomly generated value, it is used to match commit sets between repositories.

A branch is just a named pointer to a given hash. Here's an example set:

$ find .git/refs -type f
.git/refs/tags/v3.8
.git/refs/heads/master
.git/refs/remotes/origin/HEAD
.git/refs/remotes/origin/master

Each of these files contains a hash pointing to a commit:

$ cat .git/refs/remotes/origin/master
d895cb1af15c04c522a25c79cc429076987c089b

These are all for the internal git storage mechanism, and work independently of the working directory. By doing the following:

git reset --hard origin/master

git will point the current branch at the same hash value that origin/master points to. Then it forcefully changes the working directory to match the file structure/contents at that hash.

To see this at work go ahead and try out the following:

git checkout -b test-branch
# see current commit and diff by the following
git show HEAD
# now point to another location
git reset --hard <remote>/<branch>
# see the changes again
git show HEAD

Why does git say "Pull is not possible because you have unmerged , repo_clone $ git pull U file Pull is not possible because you have unmerged files. Please, fix them up in the work tree, and then use 'git add/rm <file>' as appropriate to mark resolution, or use 'git commit -a'. (*indicates that you have several files which have been modified but not committed.) Pull is not possible because you have unmerged files. Please, fix them up in the work tree, and then use 'git add/rm <file>' as appropriate to mark resolution, or use 'git commit -a'.

I've had luck with

git checkout -f <branch>

in a similar situation.

http://www.kernel.org/pub//software/scm/git/docs/git-checkout.html

Undo delete in GIT

Git merge is not possible because I have unmerged files, Pull is not possible because you have unmerged files. Please, fix them up in the work tree, and then use 'git add/rm <file>'. This is quite odd as private-bower only runs git pull which should produce any unmerged files :) Is it possible that somehow someone made changes to those directories? Or someone checked out another branch in these directories? :) I'm not sure how this have happend

Solved, using the following command set:

git reset --hard
git pull --rebase
git rebase --skip
git pull

The trick is to rebase the changes... We had some trouble rebasing one trivial commit, and so we simply skipped it using git rebase --skip (after having copied the files).

Why does git say “Pull is not possible because you have unmerged , Pull is not possible because you have unmerged files. Please, fix them up in the work tree, and then use 'git add/rm <file>' as appropriate to  Pull is not possible because you have unmerged files. Please, fix them up in the work tree, and then use 'git add/rm ' as appropriate to mark resolution, or use 'git commit -a'. Now I haven't committed anything or made any changes then why it's telling me that I have unmerged files ?

If you ever happen to get this issue after running a git fetch and then git is not allowing you to run git pull because of a merge conflict (both modified / unmerged files, and to make you more frustrated, it won't show you any conflict markers in the file since it's not yet merged). If you do not wish to lose your work, you can do the following.

stage the file.

$ git add filename

then stash the local changes.

$ git stash

pull and update your working directory

$ git pull

restore your local modified file (git will automatically merge if it can, otherwise resolve it)

$ git stash pop

Hope it will help.

Pull is not possible because you have unmerged files., error: Pull is not possible because you have unmerged files. hint: Fix them up in the work tree, and then use 'git add/rm <file>' hint: as  git - reverting - rror pull is not possible because you have unmerged files GIT merge error “commit is not possible because you have unmerged files” (2) If you have fixed the conflicts you need to add the files to the stage with git add [filename], then commit as normal.

There is a solution even if you don't want to remove your local changes. Just fix the unmerged files (by git add or git remove). Then do git pull.

error: Pull is not possible because you have unmerged files., Pull is not possible because you have unmerged files. Please, fix them up in the work tree, and then use 'git add/rm <file>' as appropriate to mark resolution,  This problem occurs mostly when you are trying to pull from the remote repository and you have some files on your local instance conflicting with the remote version, if you are using git from an IDE such as IntelliJ, you will be prompted and allowed to make a choice if you want to retain your own changes or you prefer the changes in the remote version to overwrite yours'.

Resolving Merge Conflicts, When running getstorybook I receive an error that it cannot install dependencies because I have unmerged files in git. I do not: git status output:  But now when I try to commit, it says one of the files is unmerged. U app/models/disclosure_event.rb fatal: 'commit' is not possible because you have unmerged files. Please, fix them up in the work tree, and then use 'git add/rm <file>' as appropriate to mark resolution and make a commit, or use 'git commit -a'.

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Git error: fatal: Exiting because of an enresolved conflict. (Fixed), error: Pulling is not possible because you have unmerged files. hint: Fix them up in the work tree, and then use 'git add/rm <file>' hint: as appropriate to mark 

Comments
  • From the recent approved edit adding the massive warning at the beginning, just like to point out that it's already mentioned: "Then [git] forcefully changes the working directory to match the file structure/contents at that hash." But guess that wasn't explicit enough.
  • Oh, right. It may not say "unmerged". It could also say "both modified" or maybe one or two other things. What's the output of git status?
  • After posting this I'm telling the team member to try git rebase --abort and git pull --rebase as per the suggestion by git