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1 git-cherry-pick(1)
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6 git-cherry-pick - Apply the change introduced by an existing commit
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10 'git-cherry-pick' [--edit] [-n] [-m parent-number] [-x] <commit>
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14 Given one existing commit, apply the change the patch introduces, and record a
15 new commit that records it. This requires your working tree to be clean (no
16 modifications from the HEAD commit).
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20 <commit>::
21 Commit to cherry-pick.
22 For a more complete list of ways to spell commits, see
23 "SPECIFYING REVISIONS" section in linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
25 -e|--edit::
26 With this option, `git-cherry-pick` will let you edit the commit
27 message prior to committing.
29 -x::
30 When recording the commit, append to the original commit
31 message a note that indicates which commit this change
32 was cherry-picked from. Append the note only for cherry
33 picks without conflicts. Do not use this option if
34 you are cherry-picking from your private branch because
35 the information is useless to the recipient. If on the
36 other hand you are cherry-picking between two publicly
37 visible branches (e.g. backporting a fix to a
38 maintenance branch for an older release from a
39 development branch), adding this information can be
40 useful.
42 -r::
43 It used to be that the command defaulted to do `-x`
44 described above, and `-r` was to disable it. Now the
45 default is not to do `-x` so this option is a no-op.
47 -m parent-number|--mainline parent-number::
48 Usually you cannot cherry-pick a merge because you do not know which
49 side of the merge should be considered the mainline. This
50 option specifies the parent number (starting from 1) of
51 the mainline and allows cherry-pick to replay the change
52 relative to the specified parent.
54 -n|--no-commit::
55 Usually the command automatically creates a commit with
56 a commit log message stating which commit was
57 cherry-picked. This flag applies the change necessary
58 to cherry-pick the named commit to your working tree,
59 but does not make the commit. In addition, when this
60 option is used, your working tree does not have to match
61 the HEAD commit. The cherry-pick is done against the
62 beginning state of your working tree.
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64 This is useful when cherry-picking more than one commits'
65 effect to your working tree in a row.
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70 Written by Junio C Hamano <>
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74 Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list <>.
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78 Part of the linkgit:git[7] suite