Re: Question about git

On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 11:10 PM, Gil Forcada <gforcada gnome org> wrote:
> El dl 04 de 05 de 2009 a les 23:00 +0200, en/na Milo Casagrande va
> escriure:
>> Hi,
>> here I come again with silly question about git. :)
>> I did look at the documentation, but didn't find an answer so maybe some
>> more involved git user could tell me if it's possible or not.
>> Is it possible to merge a single file from two different branches?
>> Say I commit a translation in gnome-2-26 and I want to port the same
>> translation to master, do I have to do it "manually" (as I'm doing it
>> now)?
>> By "manually" I intend: switch to the other branch and re-copy again the
>> same po file.
> /me wants to know this also, anyone?

There was a discussion on this recently on gnome-infrastructure,

One (slightly difficult) way is to use 'git cherry-pick', as described at

There are two ways to do this. The easiest is what Shaun describes at

1. First make the change in the branch (such as gnome-2-26) and commit it.

2. Then, move back to 'master', which is done with
$ git checkout master
Switched to branch "master"
$ _

3. Finally, merge the commit from the branch onto the master
$ git merge gnome-2-26
Updating 2cb6a91..6a17d40
Fast forward
 po/el.po |    2 --
 1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
$ _

The job is done, you can now push so that both the branch and 'master'
get to ;-).


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