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So I'm trying to update my home brew version but I get an error. Here is a copy pasted part from the console:

$ brew update
error: Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by merge:
Library/Formula/v8.rb
Please, commit your changes or stash them before you can merge.
Aborting
Error: Failure while executing: git pull -q origin refs/heads/master:refs/remotes/origin/master
$ 

Now, reading this makes it seem like I have change the v8 formula file, but I have not. Going to the file at /usr/local/Library/Formula/v8.rb and looking at it shows that it was last edited in 13 November, 2014. But I could update yesterday.

And I'm not sure how to "stash" my changes. Any idea what do to? Force overwrite it possibly?

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Im not sure what the error was but this fixed it:

cd `brew --prefix`
git reset --hard FETCH_HEAD

Then I could brew update just fine.

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This may help:

git --git-dir $(brew --repository)/.git reset origin/master --hard
git --git-dir $(brew --repository)/.git clean -fd

See: Common Issues with Homebrew

For further Git issues, check:

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