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git-merge-into: Merge one branch into another

NAME

git-merge-into - Merge one branch into another

SYNOPSIS

git merge-into [src] <dest> [--ff-only]

DESCRIPTION

Merge one branch into another, and keep yourself on current branch. If src branch not given, it will merge current one to dest.

OPTIONS

<src>

The name of the branch will be merged into. If this not given, use current branch as default.

<dest>

The name of the branch to merge into.

--ff-only

Refuse to merge and exit with a non-zero status unless the current HEAD is already up-to-date or the merge can be resolved as a fast-forward.

EXAMPLES

Assume the following history exists and the current branch is src:
                 A---B---C src(current)
                /
           D---E---F---G dest

After running git merge-into dest, it will look like this:

                A---B---C src(current)
                /         \
           D---E---F---G---H dest

The H commit will record the merge result, just like what git merge does. And src is still the current branch.

The default implementation of merge-into use git checkout and git merge, which may cause temporary change in the working tree. If you make sure your branch can be merged fast-forward, add --ff-only to avoid files change.

AUTHOR

Written by spacewander <spacewanderlzx [at] gmail.com>

REPORTING BUGS

<https://github.com/tj/git-extras/issues>