git-cherry-pick - Apply the change introduced by an existing commit
git cherry-pick [--edit] [-n] [-m parent-number] [-s] [-x] [--ff]
Given one existing commit, apply the change the patch introduces, and
record a new commit that records it. This requires your working tree to
be clean (no modifications from the HEAD commit).
Commit to cherry-pick. For a more complete list of ways to spell
commits, see the "SPECIFYING REVISIONS" section in git-rev-
With this option, git cherry-pick will let you edit the commit
message prior to committing.
When recording the commit, append to the original commit message a
note that indicates which commit this change was cherry-picked
from. Append the note 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.
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.
Usually the command automatically creates a commit. This flag
applies the change necessary to cherry-pick the named commit to
your working tree and the index, but does not make the 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.
Add Signed-off-by line at the end of the commit message.
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.
Written by Junio C Hamano <email@example.com>
Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list
Part of the git(1) suite