On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 09:38:55AM -0700, keV wrote:
> I've made some changes in my working tree. When I was about to commit
> them I realize that a part of these changes have to be commited into
> both current branch and master branch. The another part of changes
> have to be commited into the current branch only. What is the best way
> to do all this job?
Use 'git add -p', git-gui or git-cola  to tease the changes
apart into a separate commits.
Since you're already on the current branch, you should do all
of the commits for that branch first.
Once you've finished those, choose the rest of the changes (which
should be for master) and then commit those in separate commits.
Now that all the commits are on your-topic-branch you need to
pick the ones you want for master.
Switch back to master, 'git log your-topic-branch' and find the
SHA-1 IDs for the commits that were meant for master.
Use 'git cherry-pick <SHA-1>' to bring in the commits from
your-topic-branch. You'll want to cherry-pick them in the same
order as you committed them, which means in reverse order from
that output by 'git log' (log uses reverse chronological order).
Now you have duplicate commits in your-topic-branch.
You can use rebase to fix that.
git checkout your-topic-branch
git rebase -i master
Remove the two commits that were cherry-picked into master, save
the file, and you're done.
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