Am 3/7/2013 9:48, schrieb Thomas Rast:
> (Dale R. Worley) writes:
> [...snip...]
> Isn't that just a very long-winded way of restating what Junio said
> earlier:
>>> It was suggested to make it apply the first-parent diff and record
>>> the result, I think.  If that were an acceptable approach (I didn't
>>> think about it through myself, though), that would automatically
>>> cover the evil-merge case as well.
> You can fake that with something like
> git rev-list --first-parent --reverse RANGE_TO_REBASE |
> while read rev; do
>     if git rev-parse $rev^2 >/dev/null 2>&1; then
>         git cherry-pick -n -m1 $rev
>         git rev-parse $rev^2 >.git/MERGE_HEAD
>         git commit -C$rev
>     else
>         git cherry-pick $rev
>     fi
> done
> Only tested very lightly.  Dealing with octopii, conflicts and actually
> preserving the commit's attributes is left as an exercise to the
> reader[1].

I proposed this long ago, but by modifying preserve-merges rather than
with a new option (--first-parent):

It works very well. I'm using it frequently in the field.

-- Hannes
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