Category Archives: Sourcetree

Git Cherry Pick With X Option In Sourcetree

There were a series of changes to the staging branch that I needed to bring over to the development branch today. After a bit of research online, I wanted to use the -x option of the cherry-pick command. This would put a reference to the original commit-ish in the new commit message for me which can be very helpful for keeping track of where everything comes from.

Since Sourcetree only does a basic git cherry-pick <commit> when you use the “Cherry Pick” command, I decided to create a custom action.

Cherry Pick W X Option Custom Action

Custom Action for “git cherry-pick -x “

Now all I need to do is right click the commit I want to cherry pick and choose Custom Actions > Cherry Pick w/ -x and the original commit-ish is referenced automatically in the commit message.

Improved_CP_Commit_Message

Reference to the original commit automatically included in the commit message

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