How to merge two branches without losing any files

gitmerge

I have two branches with the following files in there:

branch a:

file_a
file_b
file_c

branch b:

file_a
file_d
file_e

I want to merge them, so that I get both files from a and b (and files that exist in both should normally be merged)! is that possbile?

Best Answer

this might help: http://git-scm.com/book/en/Git-Branching-Basic-Branching-and-Merging

in your case you would do the following:

  • git checkout a (you will switch to branch a)
  • git merge b (this will merge all changes from branch b into branch a)
  • git commit -a (this will commit your changes)

take a look at above link to get the full picture.