format-patch for a single file

I have a file called test_module.c that has some differences that I want to apply to my local working copy.

I tried to create patch file from the remote by doing the following. However, git didn’t complain about any errors. And didn’t create any patch file either.

  • Git tab autocompletion is useless, can I turn it off or optimize it?
  • Google App Engine push to deploy from GitHub for Windows (and git bash)
  • git difftool --dir-diff is not creating temp files for Beyond Compare 3 to use
  • Git Svn woes, why oh why can I never dcommit?
  • How do I share Protocol Buffer .proto files between multiple repositories
  • Getting a list of all unversioned files in a Git-controlled folder
  • git format-patch master/dev_branch test/test_module.c

    It is possible to create a patch of a single file, that I can apply?

    (Using git version

  • Git Merge Skipping a commit
  • Undoing a git pull --rebase
  • How do you handle Doctrine Migrations when using Git?
  • git push, where are the source code hidden?
  • Where is git.exe located?
  • Is there a way to backup a branch in git and be able to “reimport” it?
  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “format-patch for a single file”

    If you give git format-patch a single revision, it will produce patches for each commit since that revision. If you see no output from that command, then I suspect that there were no changes to that file between origin/master and your current HEAD. As an alternative, you can provide a revision range (e.g. origin/master~3..origin/master) which covers the changes introduced to that file. Or, if the changes you want to produce a patch for are just contained in the single commit at the tip of origin/master, you can use the -1 parameter, as in:

    git format-patch -1 origin/master test/test_module.c

    You can use following syntax for creating patch for single file:

    git format-patch [commit_hash] [file]
    Git Baby is a git and github fan, let's start git clone.