[cmake-developers] pushing just a specific commit ?

Brad King brad.king at kitware.com
Tue Apr 20 17:37:36 EDT 2010

Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> Hi,
> I have two small commits in my local cmake git repository.
> Both are working, but I'd like to push only of them right now.
> I haven't found out how to do this.
> That's what I tried:
> ...
> File .git/COMMIT_EDITMSG saved
> [master 79963cf] -fix typo in HAS_CXX docs (#10578)
>  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> hammer:~/src/CMake/CMake-git/Source$ git push --dry-run 79963cf
> fatal: '79963cf' does not appear to be a git repository
> fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
> hammer:~/src/CMake/CMake-git/Source$ git log
> The git-push man page wasn't very helpful either, the examples given there 
> just deal with different branches, but not commits.
> Is it possible to push just specific commits ?

Create a local branch on which to work, starting at origin/master:

 $ git fetch origin
 $ git checkout -b temp origin/master

Cherry-pick the changes:

 $ git cherry-pick <sha1-of-one-commit>
 $ git cherry-pick <sha1-of-other-commit>

Push the new history:

 $ git push origin 'temp:master'

Rebase your other work on it

 $ git rebase temp master

This should automatically exclude the commits.
Then delete the temporary branch:

 $ git branch -d temp


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