On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 09:22:28AM -0400, Stephen Bash wrote:

> > To mitigate problem 1, I will sometimes revert a local topic before
> > doing the upstream merge, if I know it has been reworked.
> Peff (slightly off topic) - A coworker of mine actually ran into this
> problem earlier this week.  Is there recommended way to revert a merged
> topic branch?  I assume it's essentially reverted each commit introduced
> by the branch, but is there a convenient invocation of revert? (easy to 
> remember and hard to screw up)

If you merged the whole topic in at once, then you can use "git revert
-m 1 $merge_commit" to undo the merge. If it came in individual pieces,
then you have to revert each one individually (though if it was a series
of merges, you can in theory revert each merge in reverse order).

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