To rebase the master branch into a feature branch (i.e., bring the latest changes from master into a feature), you can follow these steps:
Note: Before performing a rebase, ensure you’ve committed or stashed any changes in your feature branch to avoid conflicts.
- Switch to the feature branch:
git checkout feature
- Fetch the latest changes from master:
git fetch origin master
- Rebase feature onto master:
git rebase origin/master
This command tells Git to rebase your feature branch onto the latest commit of the master branch that you fetched in step 2.
- Resolve any conflicts (if necessary): During the rebase, if Git encounters any conflicts between changes in your feature branch and the changes in master, it will pause the process and ask you to resolve these conflicts manually. You can use Git’s conflict resolution tools to do this. After resolving conflicts, continue the rebase by running:
git rebase --continue
- Push the rebased feature branch (optional): If you want to update the remote feature branch with the rebased changes, you can do so by running:
git push origin feature
However, be cautious when pushing rebased branches, especially if others are working on the same branch, as it can lead to conflicts for your collaborators.
Following these steps, you’ll rebase the feature branch onto the latest changes from the master branch, incorporating the latest master changes into your feature branch’s history. This can help keep your feature branch up-to-date with the latest developments in the master branch.