Merge multiple commits into one
Sometimes you'll want to merge multiple commits into one. Maybe the commits are "dirty", full of non-working code or embarrassing commit messages. The solution shown here is only one of many possible solutions. See this StackOverflow question for more details.
Here is an example.
$ git log --graph --decorate --oneline * cf634bb (HEAD -> main) english * 722a9c7 zwei * e59e6d0 eins * c6990ba a * 6dfc50b (origin/main, origin/HEAD) ix * 10074d7 (tag: test) test * 662e04e Initial commit $ git status On branch main Your branch is ahead of 'origin/main' by 4 commits. (use "git push" to publish your local commits) nothing to commit, working tree clean
Here, we want to merge the last 4 commits, from
$ git reset --soft "HEAD~4" $ git status On branch main Your branch is up to date with 'origin/main'. Changes to be committed: (use "git reset HEAD <file>..." to unstage) new file: a $ git commit --amend [main 24e0e06] English Date: Wed May 27 13:56:28 2020 +0200 2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-) create mode 100644 a $ git log --graph --decorate --oneline * 24e0e06 (HEAD -> main) English * 10074d7 (tag: test) test * 662e04e Initial commit
After that, you can push it to the remote repository via
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