SYNOPSIS

git cherry [-v] <upstream> [<head>] [<limit>]

DESCRIPTION

The changeset (or "diff") of each commit between the fork-point and <head> is compared against each commit between the fork-point and <upstream>. The commits are compared with their patch id, obtained from the git-patch-id program.

Every commit that doesn’t exist in the <upstream> branch has its id (sha1) reported, prefixed by a symbol. The ones that have equivalent change already in the <upstream> branch are prefixed with a minus (-) sign, and those that only exist in the <head> branch are prefixed with a plus (+) symbol:

           __*__*__*__*__> <upstream>
          /
fork-point
          \__+__+__-__+__+__-__+__> <head>

If a <limit> has been given then the commits along the <head> branch up to and including <limit> are not reported:

           __*__*__*__*__> <upstream>
          /
fork-point
          \__*__*__<limit>__-__+__> <head>

Because git-cherry compares the changeset rather than the commit id (sha1), you can use git-cherry to find out if a commit you made locally has been applied <upstream> under a different commit id. For example, this will happen if you’re feeding patches <upstream> via email rather than pushing or pulling commits directly.

OPTIONS

-v

Verbose.

<upstream>

Upstream branch to compare against.

<head>

Working branch; defaults to HEAD.

<limit>

Do not report commits up to (and including) limit.

SEE ALSO

linkgit:git-patch-id[1]

Author

Written by Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>

Documentation

Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.

GIT

Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite