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Git Version Control Cookbook

By : Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss
Book Image

Git Version Control Cookbook

By: Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Git Version Control Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Creating patches from branches

Instead of counting the number of commits you need to make patches for, you can create the patches by specifying the target branch when running the format-patch command.

Getting ready

We'll use the same repository as in the previous example:

$ git clone
$ cd offline-sharing

Create the master branch locally without checking out:

$ git branch master origin/master

Make sure we have develop checked out:

$ git checkout develop

How to do it...

We'll pretend that we have been working on the develop branch and have made some commits. Now, we need to format patches for all these commits so we can send them to the repository maintainer or carry them to another machine.

Let's see the commits on develop not on master:

$ git log --oneline master..develop
c131c8b Adds functionality to prime-test a range of numbers
274a7a8 Adds Makefile for easy building
88798da Move print functionality of is_prime

Now, instead of running git format...