You were working on a certain branch of a git repository, and you committed some changes to it. Then you realize, this particular commit should also go to another branch of the repository BUT you are not ready for a complete merge. Maybe this commit was meant for the other branch?
You want to merge this particular commit from the current branch to the other branch of your requirement.
Merging a specific commit from one branch to another is pretty easy: use the
git cherry-pick command.
The syntax is:
git cherry-pick <commit hash>. Here is how you go about doing it.
First make a note of the commit hash using the
git reflog or
git log command.
Then, switch to the branch where you'd like to merge the commit and run
git cherry-pick with the commit hash, as shown in the example below.
$ git cherry-pick d4d8e7c
Now you will have merged the specific commit from one branch to the other.