GitHub Desktop is a free and open-source Git client that allows you to manage your Git repositories and work with your source code on your local machine. It is available for Windows and macOS.
In Git, the term “cherry-pick” refers to the act of selecting a specific commit or commits from a branch and applying them to another branch. This can be useful when you want to apply only a specific change or set of changes, rather than merging an entire branch.
To cherry-pick a commit using GitHub Desktop, you can follow these steps:
- Open the repository that contains the commit you want to cherry-pick.
- Click on the “History” tab to view a list of the commits in the repository.
- Right-click on the commit that you want to cherry-pick and select “Cherry-pick this commit”.
- GitHub Desktop will open a new window showing the changes that will be applied. Review the changes and click “Commit” to apply the cherry-pick.
- The cherry-picked commit will be applied to your current branch.
Keep in mind that cherry-picking can create conflicts if the same lines of code have been modified in multiple commits. You may need to resolve these conflicts manually before you can commit the cherry-pick.