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  1. Apr 2016
    1. When .git/HEAD is gone, git doesn't even think your repository is a repository. So really, we must fix this first or else we will not be able to use any git commands to salvage the rest.

      After a recent power outage, a call to 'git status' returned this:

      fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git

      When I inspected .git/HEAD, it was filled with what looked like binary code, rather than a string like:

      ref: refs/heads/master


      ref: refs/heads/develop


      echo 'ref: refs/heads/develop' > ./git/HEAD

      did the trick!