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NAME

       git-cherry-pick - Apply the changes introduced by some existing commits

SYNOPSIS

       git cherry-pick [--edit] [-n] [-m parent-number] [-s] [-x] [--ff] <commit>...
       git cherry-pick --continue
       git cherry-pick --quit
       git cherry-pick --abort

DESCRIPTION

       Given one or more existing commits, apply the change each one
       introduces, recording a new commit for each. This requires your working
       tree to be clean (no modifications from the HEAD commit).

       When it is not obvious how to apply a change, the following happens:

        1. The current branch and HEAD pointer stay at the last commit
           successfully made.

        2. The CHERRY_PICK_HEAD ref is set to point at the commit that
           introduced the change that is difficult to apply.

        3. Paths in which the change applied cleanly are updated both in the
           index file and in your working tree.

        4. For conflicting paths, the index file records up to three versions,
           as described in the "TRUE MERGE" section of git-merge(1). The
           working tree files will include a description of the conflict
           bracketed by the usual conflict markers <<<<<<< and >>>>>>>.

        5. No other modifications are made.

       See git-merge(1) for some hints on resolving such conflicts.

OPTIONS

       <commit>...
           Commits to cherry-pick. For a more complete list of ways to spell
           commits, see gitrevisions(7). Sets of commits can be passed but no
           traversal is done by default, as if the --no-walk option was
           specified, see git-rev-list(1).

       -e, --edit
           With this option, git cherry-pick will let you edit the commit
           message prior to committing.

       -x
           When recording the commit, append a line that says "(cherry picked
           from commit ...)" to the original commit message in order to
           indicate which commit this change was cherry-picked from. This is
           done only for cherry picks without conflicts. Do not use this
           option if you are cherry-picking from your private branch because
           the information is useless to the recipient. If on the other hand
           you are cherry-picking between two publicly visible branches (e.g.
           backporting a fix to a maintenance branch for an older release from
           a development branch), adding this information can be useful.

       -r
           It used to be that the command defaulted to do -x described above,
           and -r was to disable it. Now the default is not to do -x so this
           option is a no-op.

       -m parent-number, --mainline parent-number
           Usually you cannot cherry-pick a merge because you do not know
           which side of the merge should be considered the mainline. This
           option specifies the parent number (starting from 1) of the
           mainline and allows cherry-pick to replay the change relative to
           the specified parent.

       -n, --no-commit
           Usually the command automatically creates a sequence of commits.
           This flag applies the changes necessary to cherry-pick each named
           commit to your working tree and the index, without making any
           commit. In addition, when this option is used, your index does not
           have to match the HEAD commit. The cherry-pick is done against the
           beginning state of your index.

           This is useful when cherry-picking more than one commits' effect to
           your index in a row.

       -s, --signoff
           Add Signed-off-by line at the end of the commit message.

       --ff
           If the current HEAD is the same as the parent of the cherry-pick'ed
           commit, then a fast forward to this commit will be performed.

       --strategy=<strategy>
           Use the given merge strategy. Should only be used once. See the
           MERGE STRATEGIES section in git-merge(1) for details.

       -X<option>, --strategy-option=<option>
           Pass the merge strategy-specific option through to the merge
           strategy. See git-merge(1) for details.

SEQUENCER SUBCOMMANDS

       --continue
           Continue the operation in progress using the information in
           .git/sequencer. Can be used to continue after resolving conflicts
           in a failed cherry-pick or revert.

       --quit
           Forget about the current operation in progress. Can be used to
           clear the sequencer state after a failed cherry-pick or revert.

       --abort
           Cancel the operation and return to the pre-sequence state.

EXAMPLES

       git cherry-pick master
           Apply the change introduced by the commit at the tip of the master
           branch and create a new commit with this change.

       git cherry-pick ..master, git cherry-pick ^HEAD master
           Apply the changes introduced by all commits that are ancestors of
           master but not of HEAD to produce new commits.

       git cherry-pick master~4 master~2
           Apply the changes introduced by the fifth and third last commits
           pointed to by master and create 2 new commits with these changes.

       git cherry-pick -n master~1 next
           Apply to the working tree and the index the changes introduced by
           the second last commit pointed to by master and by the last commit
           pointed to by next, but do not create any commit with these
           changes.

       git cherry-pick --ff ..next
           If history is linear and HEAD is an ancestor of next, update the
           working tree and advance the HEAD pointer to match next. Otherwise,
           apply the changes introduced by those commits that are in next but
           not HEAD to the current branch, creating a new commit for each new
           change.

       git rev-list --reverse master -- README | git cherry-pick -n --stdin
           Apply the changes introduced by all commits on the master branch
           that touched README to the working tree and index, so the result
           can be inspected and made into a single new commit if suitable.

       The following sequence attempts to backport a patch, bails out because
       the code the patch applies to has changed too much, and then tries
       again, this time exercising more care about matching up context lines.

           $ git cherry-pick topic^             (1)
           $ git diff                           (2)
           $ git reset --merge ORIG_HEAD        (3)
           $ git cherry-pick -Xpatience topic^  (4)

       1. apply the change that would be shown by git show topic^. In this
       example, the patch does not apply cleanly, so information about the
       conflict is written to the index and working tree and no new commit
       results.
       2. summarize changes to be reconciled
       3. cancel the cherry-pick. In other words, return to the
       pre-cherry-pick state, preserving any local modifications you had in
       the working tree.
       4. try to apply the change introduced by topic^ again, spending extra
       time to avoid mistakes based on incorrectly matching context lines.

SEE ALSO

       git-revert(1)

GIT

       Part of the git(1) suite