Help: merge

The "merge" command:

Usage: fossil merge ?OPTIONS? ?VERSION?

The argument VERSION is a version that should be merged into the current checkout. All changes from VERSION back to the nearest common ancestor are merged. Except, if either of the --cherrypick or --backout options are used only the changes associated with the single check-in VERSION are merged. The --backout option causes the changes associated with VERSION to be removed from the current checkout rather than added.

If the VERSION argument is omitted, then Fossil attempts to find a recent fork on the current branch to merge.

Only file content is merged. The result continues to use the file and directory names from the current checkout even if those names might have been changed in the branch being merged in.


Do a reverse cherrypick merge against VERSION. In other words, back out the changes that were added by VERSION.

--baseline BASELINE
Use BASELINE as the "pivot" of the merge instead of the nearest common ancestor. This allows a sequence of changes in a branch to be merged without having to merge the entire branch.

Treat files that match GLOBPATTERN as binary and do not try to merge parallel changes. This option overrides the "binary-glob" setting.

--case-sensitive BOOL
Override the case-sensitive setting. If false, files whose names differ only in case are taken to be the same file.

Do a cherrypick merge VERSION into the current checkout. A cherrypick merge pulls in the changes of the single check-in VERSION, rather than all changes back to the nearest common ancestor.

Force the merge even if it would be a no-op.

Force the merge even if there is missing content.

Merged branch will be closed when committing.

On merge conflict, retain the temporary files used for merging, named *-baseline, *-original, and *-merge.

If given, display instead of run actions

Show additional details of the merge