How do you change the base of a branch in Git?• • ☕️ 1 min read
Today I Learned
How do you change the base of a branch in Git?
Assuming “newerMaster” is the branch you want to move your commits into, and “olderMaster” is the old base for your branch, you can use —onto for that:
git rebase —onto newerMaster olderMaster feature/branch
I needed to figure this out because I branched off a feature branch, this feature branch got merged into master, and now I needed to just change my base to master.
I could have simply merged the lastest master into my branch with
git fetch && git merge origin/master. But, this adds a commit to my history and I might want to only display my changes in my commit history.
Instead I used the
rebease --onto pattern:
- Feature branch I checkout off of: new_signed_out
- My branch: signed_out_button_v2
git checkout signed_out_button_v2 # Just to be clear which branch to be on. git rebase —onto master new_signed_out signed_out_button_v2