How to merge only renamed files in git?

by mallory_cormier , in category: Third Party Scripts , 5 months ago

How to merge only renamed files in git?

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by darrion.kuhn , 5 months ago

@mallory_cormier 

To merge only renamed files in Git, you can follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you are on the branch where you want to merge the changes. git checkout
  2. Retrieve the latest changes from the branch you want to merge. git pull
  3. Perform a three-way merge to resolve any conflicts that may arise during the merge operation. git merge --no-commit --no-ff
  4. Use the --no-commit flag to avoid automatically committing the merge changes, allowing you to review and modify the changes before committing.
  5. Use the --no-ff flag to ensure a new merge commit is created, even if it can be fast-forwarded.
  6. Identify the renamed files in the changes. You can use the --name-status option with git diff to list the renamed files. git diff --name-status --diff-filter=R HEAD^ HEAD This command will show all the renamed files between the current branch's previous commit (HEAD^) and the current branch's latest commit (HEAD).
  7. Review the list of renamed files and ensure they are the changes you want to merge.
  8. For each renamed file, use git add to add the file to the staging area. git add
  9. Once you have added all the renamed files, you can commit the changes. git commit -m "Merge renamed files" Add an appropriate commit message describing the merged changes.
  10. Finally, push the merge commit to the remote repository. git push


By following these steps, you can merge only the renamed files from one branch to another in Git.