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Discussion on: Essential git commands

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Ash Grennan

Great list, if I was to add one:

git cherry-pick [commit id here] incredibly useful to pick specific commits when you don't want the branch.

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Shoukrey Tom Author • Edited

thank you

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tarunvella • Edited

It is always better to use git checkout [commit id here || branch name] [filename of other branch] than cherry pick

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Gustavo

Not always better. They work differently:

  • cherry-pick will append the specified commit to the current one.
  • checkout will bring the specified commit's changes to the working directory (it's up to you to commit those changes).

It really depends on what you want to do. I use both frequently.