On Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:10:06 -0700
Michael <keybou...@gmail.com> wrote:

> After doing a "git merge", I wind up with a few conflicts.
> My files have the three states.
> I am finding that I almost always want the third state (between ===
> and >>>) to resolve these conflicts.
> How can I tell merge, AFTER seeing the conflicts, and looking at
> them, to use the third option for resolution?
> To clarify: I'm not asking for the third state in all cases. I'm not
> asking for those files to replace everything else (that's what I
> understand the "--ours" option does). I'm not asking to do this on
> the initial merge command before I've seen what the conflicts are
> going to turn out to be.
> After I've done the "git merge" and it has failed, how can I then
> auto-select on a file by file basis?

I think you want

  $ git checkout --ours .
  $ git add -u
  $ git commit

"The trick" is that `git checkout` working on files, and not given a
<tree-ish> argument to take contents from, uses the index, and for
unmerged entries, the index stores two versions of the entry's
content: theirs and ours.

You might also use `git checkout --ours` on individual files, of course.

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