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Never tried git stash, so I don't really understand.

Is git rebase --continue eventually similar to git merge? I only tried git merge today.


You can try out git stash on some sample files and you will get the idea of what it is.

git rebase --continue works when you started rebasing (git rebase master) a branch with other branch (or master) that was ahead of it.
but yeah, if the branch that you are merging isnt ahead, git rebase might work in one shot.

git merge merges the branches (their commits) into one marking that it was merged from a branch.
Whereas git rebase takes the head of other branch, puts it in base of the branch that you are in, like the other branch was never there.


It seems to un-add. Easier to use VSCode's Version Control tab, I think.

VSCode's Version Control tab

Yes VSCode's Version Control features , can help you a lot to track all this.


Git stash can be used in this situation:

Assume you are working in a certain branch, modifying and adding stuff.

You need to create urgently a hot fix but you work has not been finished yet and you don’t want to commit the changes yet. You can not switch branches if you have uncommitted changes.

This is where git stash comes into play. It resets the branch to the latest commit but saves a copy with the current state before. Make sure you do a git add . before to include the new files as well.

No you can safely switch branches and make your hot fix.

After that, go back to your previous branch and apply the stash to continue where you left off.


Whoa ! That's really very helpful. Thanks For sharing the information 🀘


Make sense.
Don't forget to apply "git stash pop" when you will resume work.

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