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Does rebasing remove merge commits?

Does rebasing remove merge commits?

Git has two different methods to sync branches: rebase and merge . Rebase offers a cleaner way to maintain the repository, while merge offers a one-click solution. Rebase is powerful, but it comes with a price. One problem I face with rebase is, it removes merge commits.

Can you squash merge commits?

Squash Commits For One Merge Request If you don’t want to squash commits by default, but happen to have one merge request that you’d like to squash, you can squash commits for only some merge requests. All of the commits listed in the merge request will squash into one commit when the merge is completed.

What happens to commits after merge?

The old commits will exist until they are garbage collected, but will not be reachable unless you look at the reflog.) Executing git checkout master; git merge –ff-only branch-b will now fast-forward your changes into master, thereby giving you a linear history.

Is merge commit bad?

The explicit merge commits are usually perfectly fine. You usually even enforce those kind of merge commits by saying git merge –no-ff .

How do I undo a merge not committed?

You can undo a Git merge using the git reset –merge command. This command changes all files that are different between your current repository and a particular commit. There is no “git undo merge” command but the git reset command works well to undo a merge.

How delete all merge commits?

If you want to completely remove it from you history, you could do the following:

  1. git rebase -i ^
  2. This will open your default editor (usually vi) with a list of commits, with the one you want to remove first. Remove it from the list, save, and quit.

What is the difference between merge merge and rebase squash?

So the differences are: squash does not touch your source branch ( tmp here) and creates a single commit where you want. rebase allows you to go on on the same source branch (still tmp ) with: a new base.

How would you squash multiple commits together without using git merge?

You can do this fairly easily without git rebase or git merge –squash . In this example, we’ll squash the last 3 commits. Both of those methods squash the last three commits into a single new commit in the same way. The soft reset just re-points HEAD to the last commit that you do not want to squash.

What happens when we merge a branch?

Merging is Git’s way of putting a forked history back together again. The git merge command lets you take the independent lines of development created by git branch and integrate them into a single branch.

Should I use merge commit?

Always You should usually merge branches with git merge –no-ff to get a merge commit, and keep the “Conflicts” lines added by git. Only fast forward when pulling in remote changes to a branch with no local commits.

What is the point of merge commit?

When you merge two branches together, git creates a separate commit with a message like Merge branch ‘master’ into my-branch . For a non-trivial merge it is clear to me that this is useful: It keeps the history of how things were merged separate from any other changes.

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