From: "Michael" <keybou...@gmail.com>
This may seem a little strange. I'd like to merge parts of one commit
sequence into another.
Off of "master", I have a bunch of small sequences of 3-4 commits,
generally. Each on their own branch.
I have "integrationTest", branched off master, that has each of these
From IntegrationTest, I have "throw-away".
Then, I have "WhyDoesItCrashP", off of master, merged into throw-away.
Eventually, at the end of "WhyDoesItCrashP", I have a bunch of
debugging printf's, and ultimately the fairly small changes needed to
make it work.
What is the easiest way to select only those few changes from
WhyDoesItCrashP, and collect those into a separate branch? To clarify,
I do not want a few intact commits, I want some hunks of diff and not
One gui tool that allows this is the 'git gui', which allows particular
chunks, hunks and single lines to be staged in preparation for a big
I usually use it when I want to split up a commit as part of a rebase. I
simply mark the commit as being for edit, and then when the rebase gets
to the right point, I use the git gui to 'amend' the last commit, stage
the initial hunks, commit, stage some more and commit, etc, until it's
time to give the rebase --continue in the terminal window. Rinse and
Obviously in your situation you may need to 'set' up the commit stream
to be in the right order, (I usually needed to rebase multiple times
because I'd just do one or two things during each rebase sequence).
After a few goes you get quite good at it. If I remember corectly you
can also in some cases cherry pick useful commits as well during a
rebase but I've not used that.
There is also a command line option for hunk selection etc, but I've
never used it...
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