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When we have a change (commit) that we want to apply to several branches we can use git cherry-pick.
To do so we just need to specify the commit or set of commits like this:
git cherry-pick <COMMIT_ID> git cherry-pick <COMMIT_ID>...<COMMIT_ID>
We can also cherry-pick without commiting using the --no-commit option (-n for short) so that the changes are applied but not commited:
git cherry-pick <COMMIT_ID> -n git cherry-pick <COMMIT_ID>...<COMMIT_ID> -n
Obviously we can came across some merging conflicts that we might need to resolve:
$ git cherry-pick -n 0ed7469cbe395da2bbd8cf62e6c8cbef30a37832 Auto-merging main.tf Auto-merging locals.tf CONFLICT (content): Merge conflict in locals.tf Auto-merging CHANGELOG.md CONFLICT (content): Merge conflict in CHANGELOG.md error: could not apply 0ed7469... Added button for publishing a poll hint: after resolving the conflicts, mark the corrected paths hint: with 'git add <paths>' or 'git rm <paths>'
In case you needed to cherry-pick a merge instead of a commit, we can also use the -m flag:
git cherry-pick -m 1 <MERGE_COMMIT_ID>
Posted on 26/04/2021