Hasty Treat - Git Rebase Explained


In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about Git Rebase — what it is and how and when to use it!

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Show Notes

05:12 - Why and when to rebase?

  • git rebase -i is interactive
  • Rebase allows you to rewind your current branch, apply the changes of another branch to it, and then on top of that, apply your new commits.
  • Common uses:
    • Squash all commits into one or multiple commits
    • Reword commits
  • These lines can be re-ordered — they are executed from top to bottom.
    • p, pick = use commit
    • r, reword = use commit, but edit the commit message
    • e, edit = use commit, but stop for amending
    • s, squash = use commit, but meld into previous commit
    • f, fixup = like “squash”, but discard this commit’s log message
    • x, exec = run command (the rest of the line) using shell
    • b, break = stop here (continue rebase later with ‘git rebase --continue’)
    • d, drop = remove commit
    • l, label = label current HEAD with a name
    • t, reset = reset HEAD to a label
    • m, merge [-C | -c ] [# ]
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