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Is there a way to do a merge from one branch to another but file-by-file?

I have two branches that have diverged. I need to merge *most* of /master into the new branch but not all of it. I tried "Merge master into current branch" but it, of course, overwrote files I didn't want it to.  I'm hoping to find some sort of "manual-but-not-manual merge" where it would prompt me for each change and I could step through and select which ones to merge.

I can do this in WinMerge (and have been) but it takes a LONG time to generate the diff.

Does SourceTree have anything like this?

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minnsey Atlassian Team Aug 22, 2018

Hi

It depends if your file changes are cleanly encapsulated by atomic single file commits.

If they are then you could use either cherry-picking, if you want history, or patch files, if history doesn't matter. Either of which can be done in Sourcetree.

If they aren't then I think you are in to the world of rebasing. The following gives some pointers https://stackoverflow.com/a/449632. Sourcetree can help with this, but you may well find it easier to follow the examples using the command line.

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