Creating and Applying Patch in Git
·Sep 5, 2020·
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I’m using the erdaltsksn/blank as a Template for my open-source projects. When I make a commit in this repository, I need to apply the same commit to every repository in my account, which means lots of repetitive work. But there is a simple solution for this kind of work in Git.
We will create a patch file containing the changes and then import it. This will redo every step to match the changes to the repository as a new commit.
git format-patch -n HEAD~1
The second step is to import the patch. There are a couple of options for that, but we’ll use the simplest one.
git am 0001-lets-make-patch-to-our-repo.patch
am means "apply from a mailbox" because it was originally created to apply emailed patches.