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How to generate patch of commit in Git

📅 2011-Jun-03 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

You have cloned an online Git repository, ran into a bug, found the cause, fixed it and committed it. Now, you want to submit the patch of the fix to the maintainer. The Git incantation to do this is: git format-patch origin/master

This creates a patch file that the maintainer can pull into his Git repository.

Tried with: Git 1.7.4