How to move a commit between repositories

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Sometimes you have a commit in a repository that you want to bring over to another repository. We can follow these steps to do just that.

Create a patch

In the source repository, we can create a patch that describes the commit by running

git format-patch -1 <sha>
  • -1: The number of commits to create the patch for
  • sha: The SHA of the commit

Apply the patch

In the target repository, we can apply the patch with

git apply PATH_TO_PATCH --reject
  • reject: Applies the parts of the patch that are applicable and leaves the rejected hunks in corresponding *.rej files. We have to apply these manually.


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