GIT-CHERRY(1) Git Manual GIT-CHERRY(1)

NAME git-cherry - Find commits not merged upstream

SYNOPSIS git cherry [-v] [<upstream> [<head> [<limit>]]]

DESCRIPTION The changeset (or "diff") of each commit between the fork-point and <head> is compared against each commit between the fork-point and <upstream>. The commits are compared with their patch id, obtained from the git patch-id program.

Every commit that doesnt exist in the <upstream> branch has its id (sha1) reported, prefixed by a symbol. The ones that have equivalent change already in the <upstream> branch are prefixed with a minus (-) sign, and those that only exist in the <head> branch are prefixed with a plus (+) symbol:

__*__*__*__*__> <upstream> / fork-point __+__+__-__+__+__-__+__> <head>

If a <limit> has been given then the commits along the <head> branch up to and including <limit> are not reported:

__*__*__*__*__> <upstream> / fork-point __*__*__<limit>__-__+__> <head>

Because git cherry compares the changeset rather than the commit id (sha1), you can use git cherry to find out if a commit you made locally has been applied <upstream> under a different commit id. For example, this will happen if youre feeding patches <upstream> via email rather than pushing or pulling commits directly.

OPTIONS -v Verbose.

<upstream> Upstream branch to compare against. Defaults to the first tracked remote branch, if available.

<head> Working branch; defaults to HEAD.

<limit> Do not report commits up to (and including) limit.

SEE ALSO git-patch-id(1)

AUTHOR Written by Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com[1]>

DOCUMENTATION Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org[2]>.

GIT Part of the git(1) suite

NOTES 1. gitster@pobox.com mailto:gitster@pobox.com

2. git@vger.kernel.org mailto:git@vger.kernel.org

Git 1.7.1 12/08/2016 GIT-CHERRY(1)