How To Use Git Rebase

Keep a clean history with rebase, instead of cluttering your teams commit history. This is the simplest way how to use git rebase.


I will use these two branches in this example:

Always rebase before a merge

# checkout new branch
> git checkout -b feature

# make commits
> ...

# make a pull with rebase before merge (if long branch, do occasional rebases)
> git checkout dev
> git pull --rebase
> git checkout feature
> git rebase dev

# merge when done
> git checkout dev
> git merge feature

# delete branch
> git branch -d feature