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On 2017-06-27 01:56, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jun 27 04:16, Andrey Repin wrote:
>>> Is there an option so git will download your updated source, 
>>> reject my patched source in place, and not just overwrite it?
>> Assuming you have remotes in place,
>> git fetch --all
>> git checkout -B your-fix-branch origin/master
>> .. make your changes ...
>> git format-patch origin/master
> Good advice. Git always has multiple ways to do stuff,
> but this is a pretty condensed one.
> Personally I'm using a slower variation motst of the time:
>   $ git checkout master
>   $ git pull
>   $ git checkout -b my-patch-branch
>   [hack, hack, hack]
>   $ git commit
>   $ git format-patch -1
> If the hacking takes longer I want to update my branch
> to the latest upstream master:
>   $ git checkout master
>   $ git pull
>   $ git checkout my-patch-branch
>   $ git rebase [-i] master
>   [more hacking]
>   [...]
> It's not the quickest way to handle stuff, but it's a massive
> progress from CVS...

Thanks - I'll save those hints for git workflow and use in future.

Nearly always forget the branch part: gotta retrain my fingers
to add the appropriate branch commands for the source control
products I use, and do more granular commits instead of big bangs.

Even your slower variation is still faster than simple ops were
on smaller CVS repos, and more reliable from reports, although
I never had any local or remote corruption problems with CVS.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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