Last Updated: 2021-05-15
# Let's put this in context with some sample code. # You first checkout the branch that want to rebase $ git checkout feature # Then you carry out the rebase using format: git rebase [base] $ git rebase master
git rebase moves a branch from one base commit to another. In this
case it moves the entire "feature" branch so that it starts at the tip of
"master". Or "rebasing feature onto master".
Under the lid, it works by collecting each commit that is an ancestor of the
current commit but not of
base, putting these changes aside, setting the
current head (briefly) to
base, then replaying these commits that were set
git pull --rebaseto grab upstream changes on your feature branch for local commits you have that were never pushed yet to remote.
i.e. such a command would be
# Checkout master git checkout master # Rebase it into `feature` as a base git rebase feature
git pullwill override any commits they have locally based off that branch. (If this happens, you can at least recover with