Move a commit to another repo
If you have a commit in one repo that you want to move into another repo here are some easyISH steps to move it. (I
stole learned this from http://factore.ca/on-the-floor/51-applying-merging-changes-from-one-git-repository-to-another)
Create a new folder just outside your repo and clone the other repo to it.
From that new repo run git log
deving@server2:~/public_laravel4 (master)$ git log commit 01e32b7c6e2b2333d24ffb24ed2581da9394918f Author: RiDdLeS <email@example.com> Date: Thu Oct 17 17:38:01 2013 -0500 Fixing the width of the text area in the compose modal from stygianvault commit e1d6cc20381c80f6dc216f0f538f9c4aca242851 Author: RiDdLeS <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu Oct 17 17:34:06 2013 -0500 Dont allow message to be sent to yourself TRAVIS commit d8c8891ac6e15f1e8d83eab4dfd62cc367e18fc0 Author: RiDdLeS <email@example.com> Date: Thu Oct 17 16:58:42 2013 -0500 Fixing the UserControllers ability to edit themes from stygianvault commit 06ee42b3ba5145a35678177941b40191374e2325 Author: RiDdLeS <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu Oct 17 16:55:37 2013 -0500 Fixing admin review flag when the report is removed from stygianvault
Lets say i want a patch for the last to commits. I would grab the md5 commit hash just below the commit it want which is "d8c8891ac6e15f1e8d83eab4dfd62cc367e18fc0"
Next run: git format-patch d8c8891ac6e15f1e8d83eab4dfd62cc367e18fc0
This will generate two files.
Move these files to your other repo.
Once your in your other repo run: git apply --check <filename>
This will make sure there are no errors when the patch is applied. No ouput is good.
Then run git apply <filename>
Commit your changes and your all done.
If you get patch does not apply on a file then ether figure out what change and adjust the patch or just edit the patch and remove the change and do it by hand.