git-union-merge - Join branches together using a union merge


git union-merge ref ref newref


Does a union merge between two refs, storing the result in the specified newref.

The union merge will always succeed, but assumes that files can be merged simply by concatenating together lines from all the oldrefs, in any order. So, this is useful only for branches containing log-type data.

Note that this does not touch the checked out working copy. It operates entirely on git refs and branches.


git union-merge git-annex origin/git-annex refs/heads/git-annex 

Merges the current git-annex branch, and a version from origin, storing the result in the git-annex branch.


File modes are not currently merged.


Joey Hess

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