How to Uninitialize a Git Repository?

To uninitialize a git repository, you simply need to remove the folder named ".git" in your repository folder. For example, by manually dragging/deleting the folder or by using the remove command in terminal like so:

rm -rf .git

The r flag means, remove recursively and the f flag means force (to force-remove protected files).

Before removing the ".git" folder, please ensure that you're in the correct repository, because removing it means you will lose all of your repository's history.

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