How do I manually merge a branch in git?
I merged a relatively old branch into master and the outcome of the merge was an unholy mess. For some unknown reason when I ran git merge it automatically took some of the out of date code that had since been updated in another branch and merged into master.
This old branch has only a few changes that I want and so doing something like
git difftool oldbranch
and manually copying over the changes with a visual difftool is a lot easier than cleaning up the mess caused by the automatic merge.
The problem with that approach is that it messes up my history/network/tree because it doesn't show that the branch is merged.
The question is how do I manually merge a branch in git without relying on the automatic merge (preferably with a graphical diff/merge tool)?
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