git-cherry - Find commits not merged upstream
git cherry [-v] [<upstream> [<head> [<limit>]]]
The changeset (or "diff") of each commit between the fork-point and <head> is compared against each commit between the fork-point and <upstream>. The commits are compared with their patch id, obtained from the git patch-id program.
Every commit that doesnt exist in the <upstream> branch has its id (sha1) reported, prefixed by a symbol. The ones that have equivalent change already in the <upstream> branch are prefixed with a minus (-) sign, and those that only exist in the <head> branch are prefixed with a plus (+) symbol:
__*__*__*__*__> <upstream> / fork-point \__+__+__-__+__+__-__+__> <head>
If a <limit> has been given then the commits along the <head> branch up to and including <limit> are not reported:
__*__*__*__*__> <upstream> / fork-point \__*__*__<limit>__-__+__> <head>
Because git cherry compares the changeset rather than the commit id (sha1), you can use git cherry to find out if a commit you made locally has been applied <upstream> under a different commit id. For example, this will happen if youre feeding patches <upstream> via email rather than pushing or pulling commits directly.
<upstream>Upstream branch to compare against. Defaults to the first tracked remote branch, if available.
<head>Working branch; defaults to HEAD.
<limit>Do not report commits up to (and including) limit.
Part of the git(1) suite
|Git 22.214.171.124||GIT-CHERRY (1)||11/24/2012|