git-annex-resolvemerge

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NAME
       git-annex-resolvemerge - resolve merge conflicts

SYNOPSIS
       git annex resolvemerge

DESCRIPTION
       Resolves a conflicted merge, by adding both conflicting versions of the
       file to the tree, using variants of their filename. This is done
       automatically when using git annex sync or git annex merge.

       Note that only merge conflicts that involve one or more annexed files
       are resolved. Merge conflicts between two files that are not annexed
       will not be automatically resolved.

EXAMPLE
       Suppose Alice commits a change to annexed file foo, and Bob commits a
       different change to the same file foo.

       Merging between them will then fail, and git will present the merge
       conflict as a file foo pointing to one version of the git-annex
       symlink, with git status indicating that foo has an unresolved
       conflict.

       Running git annex resolvemerge in this situation will resolve the merge
       conflict, by replacing the file foo with files named like
       foo.variant-c696 and foo.variant-f16a. One of the files has the content
       that Alice committed, and the other has the content that Bob committed.

       The user can then examine the two variants of the file, and either
       merge the two changes into a single file, or rename one of them back to
       foo and delete the other.

SEE ALSO
       git-annex(1)

AUTHOR
       Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>

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