Import commits from one git repo to another

2018-09-25 - How to take commits from one git repo and bring them into another
Tag: git

The trick

In an ideal world there should never be a need to do this, but here is how to do it properly if you ever walk into this bizarre problem. This command imports commits from a repo in the ../masterfiles folder and applies them to the repository inside the current folder :

(cd ../masterfiles/; git format-patch –stdout origin/master) | git am