git-cherry(1)



GIT-CHERRY(1)                     Git Manual                     GIT-CHERRY(1)

NAME
       git-cherry - Find commits yet to be applied to upstream

SYNOPSIS
       git cherry [-v] [<upstream> [<head> [<limit>]]]

DESCRIPTION
       Determine whether there are commits in <head>..<upstream> that are
       equivalent to those in the range <limit>..<head>.

       The equivalence test is based on the diff, after removing whitespace
       and line numbers. git-cherry therefore detects when commits have been
       "copied" by means of git-cherry-pick(1), git-am(1) or git-rebase(1).

       Outputs the SHA1 of every commit in <limit>..<head>, prefixed with -
       for commits that have an equivalent in <upstream>, and + for commits
       that do not.

OPTIONS
       -v
           Show the commit subjects next to the SHA1s.

       <upstream>
           Upstream branch to search for equivalent commits. Defaults to the
           upstream branch of HEAD.

       <head>
           Working branch; defaults to HEAD.

       <limit>
           Do not report commits up to (and including) limit.

EXAMPLES
   Patch workflows
       git-cherry is frequently used in patch-based workflows (see
       gitworkflows(7)) to determine if a series of patches has been applied
       by the upstream maintainer. In such a workflow you might create and
       send a topic branch like this:

           $ git checkout -b topic origin/master
           # work and create some commits
           $ git format-patch origin/master
           $ git send-email ... 00*

       Later, you can see whether your changes have been applied by saying
       (still on topic):

           $ git fetch  # update your notion of origin/master
           $ git cherry -v

   Concrete example
       In a situation where topic consisted of three commits, and the
       maintainer applied two of them, the situation might look like:

           $ git log --graph --oneline --decorate --boundary origin/master...topic
           * 7654321 (origin/master) upstream tip commit
           [... snip some other commits ...]
           * cccc111 cherry-pick of C
           * aaaa111 cherry-pick of A
           [... snip a lot more that has happened ...]
           | * cccc000 (topic) commit C
           | * bbbb000 commit B
           | * aaaa000 commit A
           |/
           o 1234567 branch point

       In such cases, git-cherry shows a concise summary of what has yet to be
       applied:

           $ git cherry origin/master topic
           - cccc000... commit C
           + bbbb000... commit B
           - aaaa000... commit A

       Here, we see that the commits A and C (marked with -) can be dropped
       from your topic branch when you rebase it on top of origin/master,
       while the commit B (marked with +) still needs to be kept so that it
       will be sent to be applied to origin/master.

   Using a limit
       The optional <limit> is useful in cases where your topic is based on
       other work that is not in upstream. Expanding on the previous example,
       this might look like:

           $ git log --graph --oneline --decorate --boundary origin/master...topic
           * 7654321 (origin/master) upstream tip commit
           [... snip some other commits ...]
           * cccc111 cherry-pick of C
           * aaaa111 cherry-pick of A
           [... snip a lot more that has happened ...]
           | * cccc000 (topic) commit C
           | * bbbb000 commit B
           | * aaaa000 commit A
           | * 0000fff (base) unpublished stuff F
           [... snip ...]
           | * 0000aaa unpublished stuff A
           |/
           o 1234567 merge-base between upstream and topic

       By specifying base as the limit, you can avoid listing commits between
       base and topic:

           $ git cherry origin/master topic base
           - cccc000... commit C
           + bbbb000... commit B
           - aaaa000... commit A

SEE ALSO
       git-patch-id(1)

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.15.0                        10/30/2017                     GIT-CHERRY(1)

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