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Re: cherry-pick '-m' curiosity




On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 3:46 AM, Sergey Organov <sorganov@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> $ git help cherry-pick
>
> -m parent-number, --mainline parent-number
>            Usually you cannot cherry-pick a merge because you do not
>            know which side of the merge should be considered the
>            mainline.
>
> Isn't it always the case that "mainline" is the first parent, as that's
> how "git merge" happens to work?
>
> Is, say, "-m 2" ever useful?

Say you want to backport everything except that topic using cherry-picks.
Then -m2 would be useful?