Creating a patch by Git

Submitted by Peter Majmesku on Mon, 08/29/2016 - 20:25

Firstly create a new Git branch: 

git checkout -b BRANCH-WITH-CHANGES

Do your changes and commit:

git commit -am "My changes."

Now create the patch file by a diff from your new branch and the master branch to extract the changes:


To test your patch, you can switch back to your master branch and apply the patch (the changes will not be commited, until you commit them in another Git command):

git apply EXTRACTED-CHANGES.patch

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