thank you for your answer. Creating a patch seems an interesting option. Do
I still need to download the whole source code of C in order to create and
apply a patch?
Il giorno mercoledì 27 maggio 2015 23:24:25 UTC+2, Magnus Therning ha
> On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 08:05:24AM -0700, Tommaso Fonda wrote:
> > Good morrow, I have got a git repo (which I'll call A) forked from
> > another repo (B) and I need to pick a commit that another person
> > applied to his repo (C) which is also forked from B (although this
> > shouldn't matter right?). I'm sure that the commit I want to apply
> > to my repo won't generate conflicts. How can I do that? I added C
> > with git add etc. but when running git fetch it downloads the whole
> > repo which is very large. Is there a way to pick a commit from C and
> > apply it to A?
> I'm guessing you used `git remote add`, not `git add`, right?
> I usually do use remotes to merge in changes from other clones. If
> you are worried about storage space you can always remove the remote
> after you are done and kick git into doing a GC.
> Another option is to create a patch file from the changes in C (look
> at `git format-patch`) and then apply them in A (using `git am`).
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