Delete commits from a branch in Git
original source : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1338728/delete-commits-from-a-branch-in-git
If you have not yet pushed the commit anywhere, you can use
git rebase -i to remove that commit. First, find out how far back that commit is (approximately). Then do:
git rebase -i HEAD~N
~N means rebase the last
N commits (
N must be a number, for example
HEAD~10). Then, you can edit the file that Git presents to you to delete the offending commit. On saving that file, Git will then rewrite all the following commits as if the one you deleted didn’t exist.
The Git Book has a good section on rebasing with pictures and examples.
Be careful with this though, because if you change something that you have pushed elsewhere, another approach will be needed.