Cherry picking in Git means to choose a commit from one branch and apply it onto another.
This is in contrast with other ways such as
rebase which normally apply many commits onto another branch.
Make sure you are on the branch you want to apply the commit to.
git switch master
Execute the following:
git cherry-pick <commit-hash>
If you cherry-pick from a public branch, you should consider using
git cherry-pick -x <commit-hash>
This will generate a standardized commit message. This way, you (and your co-workers) can still keep track of the origin of the commit and may avoid merge conflicts in the future.
If you have notes attached to the commit they do not follow the cherry-pick. To bring them over as well, You have to use:
git notes copy <from> <to>
This quote is taken from: Version Control with Git
Using git cherry-pick The command git cherry-pick commit applies the
changes introduced by the named commit on the current branch. It will
introduce a new, distinct commit. Strictly speaking, using git
cherry-pick doesn’t alter the existing history within a repository;
instead, it adds to the history. As with other Git operations that
introduce changes via the process of applying a diff, you may need to
resolve conflicts to fully apply the changes from the given commit .
The command git cherry-pick is typically used to introduce particular
commits from one branch within a repository onto a different branch. A
common use is to forward- or back-port commits from a maintenance
branch to a development branch.
$ git checkout rel_2.3 $ git cherry-pick dev~2 # commit F, below
Also, here is a very nice in action video tutorial about it: Youtube: Introduction to Git cherry-pick
Cherry picking in Git is designed to apply some commit from one branch into another branch. It can be done if you eg. made a mistake and committed a change into wrong branch, but do not want to merge the whole branch. You can just eg. revert the commit and cherry-pick it on another branch.
To use it, you just need
git cherry-pick hash, where
hash is a commit hash from other branch.