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Git - reset local changes

ank5
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I have done some local changes in code stored in Git repo. I don't need these changes anymore, so I would like to discard them and get a clean copy from github.

When I did a Git pull it gave me a merge conflict error.

So, I did

git reset --hard

but that did not help. I also tried

git stash

but still when I try pull from github, it does not allow me to do so.

Can someone please suggest what would be the best approach to get the latest code from github. Should I just delete the local files and then do a git pull?
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Do a git checkout - this will obtain the files from the git repository again.