Send a pull request on GitHub for only latest commit


I forked a project on github and am successfully making changes to my local master and pushing to origin on github. I want to send a pull request, but only want to include the last commit. The pull request UI on shows the last 9 commits and I don't know how to filter that down.

I was trying to understand if I should create a new local branch, check that out and somehow reset or rebase to upstream? Then apply my last commit from my master by id to the new local branch and use that for the pull request?

I'm trying to get the concepts right and figure out the right command lines to do what I need.


You need to basically create a new branch & cherry-pick the commits you want to add to it.

Note: you might need these before the checkout/cherry-pick commands

git remote add upstream <git repository>

git remote update

git checkout -b <new-branch-name> upstream/master

git cherry-pick <SHA hash of commit>

git push origin <new-branch-name>

Afterwards, you will see <new-branch-name> branch on github, switch to it and can submit the pull request with the changes you want.

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