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lab 35 Merging Back to Master

Goals

Merge greet into master

Execute:

git checkout master
git merge greet

Output:

$ git checkout master
Switched to branch 'master'
$
$ git merge greet
Updating 8d90176..e0cc19e
Fast-forward
 Rakefile       | 2 +-
 lib/greeter.rb | 8 ++++++++
 lib/hello.rb   | 6 ++++--
 3 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 lib/greeter.rb

Because the head of master is a direct ancestor of the head of the greet branch, git is able to do a fast-forward merge. When fast-forwarding, the branch pointer is simply moved forward to point to the same commit as the greeter branch.

There will never be conflicts in a fast-forward merge.

Review the logs

Execute:

git hist

Output:

$ git hist
* e0cc19e 2020-06-20 | Updated Rakefile (HEAD -> master, greet) [Jim Weirich]
* 046088a 2020-06-20 | Hello uses Greeter [Jim Weirich]
* 3db0ffe 2020-06-20 | Added greeter class [Jim Weirich]
* 8d90176 2020-06-20 | Added README [Jim Weirich]
* 5aec14d 2020-06-20 | Added a Rakefile. [Jim Weirich]
* 721b979 2020-06-20 | Moved hello.rb to lib [Jim Weirich]
* 907a445 2020-06-20 | Add an author/email comment [Jim Weirich]
* 4254c94 2020-06-20 | Added a comment (tag: v1) [Jim Weirich]
* c8b3af1 2020-06-20 | Added a default value (tag: v1-beta) [Jim Weirich]
* 30c2cd4 2020-06-20 | Using ARGV [Jim Weirich]
* 4445720 2020-06-20 | First Commit [Jim Weirich]

The greet and master branches are now identical.