I need to write a script that creates patches for a list of SHA-1 commit numbers.
I tried using
git format-patch <the SHA1>, but that generated a patch for each commit since that SHA-1 value. After a few hundred patches were generated, I had to kill the process.
Is there a way to generate a patch only for the specific SHA-1 value?
git format-patch -1 <sha>
git format-patch -1 HEAD
According to the documentation link above, the
-1 flag tells Git how many commits should be included in the patch;
Prepare patches from the topmost commits.
Apply the patch with the command:
git am < file.patch
Alternatively you can also apply (should work on all OSes including Windows) with:
git apply --verbose file.patch
--verbose will show what failed, if any. Giving you a clue on how to fix.