Git patch workflow
This is totally a note for my future self.
Sometimes when working with
git I find myself having to create a patch, because I had to merge
in my feature branch more than once, but I want to have a single commit when doing a PR.
Assuming I want to merge against
master, and my branch is called
feature, I can do the following
git checkout feature git merge master git diff master..feature > patch.diff git checkout master # the new branch should stem from master git checkout -b feature-patch # need a different name git apply --ignore-space-change --ignore-whitespace patch.diff git add . # assuming it's a clear working directory, besides the branch git commit -m "Add reassuring commit message here" git push -f origin feature-patch:feature # this will push feature-patch on the feature branch
It seems involved, but once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty fast.