84.17 Git Merge Main into Branch

20201029 To re-synchronise a branch with updates that have been made to the main branch on the repository, first ensure the local main branch has been updated using a checkout and pull for the main branch. Then checkout the branch of interest and merge from the updated local main. We can then push the merges back to the remote repository’s version of the branch. The commits are those that were committed by others to the remote repository’s main branch.

$ git checkout main
$ git pull
$ git checkout validator
$ git merge main
$ git push

Notice that we could skip the first two lines and change the merge to merge origin/main to also effect a merge from the remote main into the current branch. This will not then update the local copy of main.

$ git checkout validator
$ git merge origin/main
$ git push


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