we've just converted from HG to git. Thereby, I've accidentally deleted
an empty commit that actually was the BASE of master (HG default) and a
new foobar branch. (I did "git filter-branch --prune-empty" to prune
the empty "hg commit --close-branch" commits in order to strip old
branches from the history. Unfortunately, the commit that started the
foobar branch was empty, too.)
Ok, so now
$ git checkout foobar
$ git merge master
produces gazillions of conflicts, because the BASE version used for the
3-way-merge is some years old in some cases. (Yeah, stupid me, I know.)
One thing to note is that the foobar branch basically only worked in
some subdirectory. So I'd like to do something like this:
Only for every file except those in src/foo/bar/baz/:
$ git merge -s recursive -X theirs -X patience master
And for the files in src/foo/bar/baz/, I'll need to do a manual merge.
Any advice how to proceed? (Probably, --no-commit is part of the
solution, but I'm not too sure.)
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