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I'm trying to do the following thing in git:

  1. Go back a few commits (master branch)
  2. Create a new branch
  3. Restore the latest commit on the master branch (go forward)

The order is not important, it could be done like:

  1. Create a new branch and switch to it
  2. Go back a few commits (erase them from the branch history)

How can I do this?

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

I'm not sure i understand. What's wrong with:

git branch newbranch $ID_OF_BRANCH_POINT

?

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Nothing, it's actually exactly what I was looking for, I just didn't know it was there. Thanks. – Felix Jul 13 '11 at 11:52
    
Aha! Glad to be of assistance. – Tom Anderson Jul 13 '11 at 12:25

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