git-rebase-patch man page

git-rebase-patch — Rebases a patch


git-rebase-patch <patch-file>


Given you have a patch that doesn´t apply to the current HEAD, but you know it applied to some commit in the past, git-rebase-patch will help you find that commit and do a rebase.


The patch to be applied.



$ git rebase-patch test.patch

could give you something like that:

Trying to find a commit the patch applies to...
Patch applied to dbcf408dd26 as 7dc8b23ae1a
First, rewinding head to replay your work on top of it...
Applying: test.patch
Using index info to reconstruct a base tree...
Falling back to patching base and 3-way merge...
Auto-merging README.txt

Then your last commit has the changes of the patch and is named test.patch.


Written by Niklas Fiekas <niklas.fiekas@tu-clausthal.de>

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October 2016