and resets the tip of the branch to that commit.
+You can get interrupted by an ungent fix request while you are
+still in the middle of a large change. The files in your
+working tree are not in any shape to be committed yet, but you
+need to get to the other branch for a quick bugfix.
+$ git checkout feature ;# you were working in "feature" branch and
+$ work work work ;# got interrupted
+$ git commit -a -m 'snapshot WIP' <1>
+$ git commit ;# commit with real log
+$ git reset --soft HEAD^ ;# go back to WIP state <2>
+<1> This commit will get blown away so a throw-away log message is OK.
+<2> This removes the 'WIP' commit from the commit history, and makes
+ your working tree in the state just before you made that snapshot.
+<3> After <2>, the index file still has all the WIP changes you
+ committed in <1>. This sets it to the last commit you were
+ basing the WIP changes on.
Written by Junio C Hamano <email@example.com> and Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Part of the gitlink:git suite