Git: Checkout a branch at a specific date

Git Tricks: checkout a branch at a specific point in time

Sometimes one needs to grab a copy of your source repo as of a specific point in time.
This is the command to do so. Update the date and branch (e.g dev) according to your needs.

git checkout `git rev-list -n 1 --before="2017-01-01 00:00" dev`

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