"W. Trevor King" <wk...@tremily.us> writes:

> From: "W. Trevor King" <wk...@tremily.us>
> I think this interface is often more convenient than extended cherry
> picking or using 'git format-patch'.  In fact, I removed the
> cherry-pick section entirely.  The entry-level suggestions for
> rerolling are now:
> 1. git commit --amend
> 2. git format-patch origin
>    git reset --hard origin
>    ...edit and reorder patches...
>    git am *.patch
> 3. git rebase -i origin
> Signed-off-by: W. Trevor King <wk...@tremily.us>
> ---


> +Sometimes you want to edit a commit deeper in your history.  One
> +approach is to use `git format-patch` to create a series of patches,
> +then reset the state to before the patches:
>  -------------------------------------------------
> +$ git format-patch origin
> +$ git reset --hard origin
>  -------------------------------------------------

Technically speaking, this does not "reset to before the patches".
You would need "git reset --hard $(git merge-base origin HEAD)" or
something like that.

I think this is fine as-is in the flow of text, where we haven't
taught the readers the use of merge-base to find the fork point.

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