git expunge

Delete a file everywhere

Git alias:

expunge = !"f() { \
    git filter-branch \
    --force \
    --index-filter \"git rm --cached --ignore-unmatch $1\" \
    --prune-empty \
    --tag-name-filter cat -- --all \
}; f"


git expunge file.txt

This command is typically for a serious problem, such as accidentally committing a file of sensitive data, such as passwords or secrets or confidential information.

After you use this command, you will likely need to force push everything.