clean github repository history

-- Remove the history from
rm -rf .git

-- recreate the repos from the current content only
git init
git add .
git commit -m "Initial commit"

-- push to the github remote repos ensuring you overwrite history
git remote add origin git@github.com:<YOUR ACCOUNT>/<YOUR REPOS>.git
git push -u --force origin master

get rid of DS_Store files

find . -name .DS_Store -print0 | xargs -0 git rm -f --ignore-unmatch
echo .DS_Store >> .gitignore
git add .gitignore
git commit -m '.DS_Store banished!'

amend last commit message

You can change the most recent commit message using the git commit --amend command.

Reuse

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BibTeX citation

@misc{
  title = "Github Cheatsheet",
  author = "Haky Im",
  year = "2021",
  journal = "ImLab Notes",
  note = "/post/2021/06/16/github-cheatsheet/"
}