git: Apply changes introduced by commit in one repo to another repo

I have a repo1 and repo2 on local machine. They are very similar, but the latter is some kind of other branch (repo1 is not maintained anymore).

/path/to/repo1 $ git log HEAD~5..HEAD~4
<some_sha> Add: Introduce feature X

How to apply changes made by commit <some_sha> in repo1 to repo2?

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    As a hack, you can try modifying recipe for comparing commits in two different repositories on GitTips page, i.e.:

    GIT_ALTERNATE_OBJECT_DIRECTORIES=../repo/.git/objects \
    git cherry-pick $(git --git-dir=../repo/.git rev-parse --verify <commit>)

    where ../repo is path to the other repository.

    With modern Git you can use multiple revisions and revision ranges with cherry-pick.

    The $(git --git-dir=../repo/.git rev-parse --verify <commit>)
    is here to translate <commit> (for example HEAD, or v0.2, or master~2, which are values in the second repository you copy from) into SHA-1 identifier of commit. If you know SHA-1 of a change you want to pick, it is not necessary.

    NOTE however that Git can skip copying objects from source repository, as it doesn’t know that the alternate object repository is only temporary, for one operation. You might need to copy objects from the second repository with:

    GIT_ALTERNATE_OBJECT_DIRECTORIES=../repo/.git/objects git repack -a -d -f

    This puts those objects borrowed from second repository in original repository storage

    Not tested.

    A not so hacky solution is to follow knittl answer:

    • Go to second repository you want to copy commits from, and generate patches from commits you want with git format-patch
    • Optionally, copy patches (0001-* etc.) to your repository
    • Use git am --3way to apply patches

    You probably want to use git format-patch and then git am to apply that patch to your repository.

    /path/to/1 $ git format-patch sha1^..sha1
    /path/to/1 $ cd /path/to/2
    /path/to/2 $ git am -3 /path/to/1/0001-…-….patch

    Or, in one line:

    /path/to/2 $ git --git-dir=/path/to/1/.git format-patch --stdout sha1^..sha1 | git am -3

    You can do cherry-pick if you add the second repo as a remote to the first (and then fetch).

    I wrote a small script for applying the diff output of repo diff

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