Essential Day To Day GIT Commands

As the title suggests, this post will cover all the essential day to day GIT commands that you will need on a daily basis.


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We are not concerned with those rare extreme scenarios. No, this is going to be just the GIT list you need.

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How To Copy Commits From One Branch Into Another Branch?

Say you are on branch_A and you want to copy some commits of this into branch_B. Follow the steps below for this purpose:

Check out the branch that has the commits which needs to be copied over.

git checkout branch_A

Now, get the list of commits that you have made on this branch via the git log command.

git log --oneline

Say you have a new commit on this branch with id 81d3589.

81d3589 (HEAD -> branch_A) added file2
a7f1db5 (master, branch_B) initial File

Keep a note of this commit id and now move onto your second branch.

git checkout branch_B

From this branch, now we will use the cherry-pick command to copy the changes from branch_A.

git cherry-pick 81d3589

Simple as that. you have the changes now copied to branch_B.

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