Deployment: Merge consecutive commits without cherry-picking

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You want to deploy new features but the latest commits are not ready for production? Then use git merge master~n to skip the n-last commits.


A big advantage of merging vs. cherry-picking is that cherry-picking will create copies of all picked commits. When you eventually do merge the branch after cherry-picking, you will have duplicate commit messages in your history.


It's time for a production deployment!

git log --pretty=format:"%h - %s" --reverse origin/production..origin/master

0e6ab39f - Feature A
6396de5f - Feature B
c3347545 - Bug fix
8be80057 - Feature C # not yet tested
c278611b - Refactoring # not yet tested

git checkout production

git merge master~2

In this example we are merging Feature A, Feature B and Bug fix but not the untested commits Feature C and Refactoring.

This is the same as merging the commit referenced by master~n, so in this case

git merge c3347545
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Henning Koch
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Posted by Julian to makandra dev (2022-01-13 06:55)