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git-merge-into - Merge one branch into another

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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@gmail.com>

REPORTING BUGS

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

SEE ALSO

< https://github.com/tj/git-extras>
October 2017