Say you’ve got a user who made a few commits and rolled them into one pull request. You want to accept one of the commits, but reject the others. Is this possible with GitHub?
Next to the “Merge pull request” button, there should be a “Use the command line” link to instructions on how to do it manually. You should follow these instructions (create new local branch and pull in their changes), but then instead of merging that whole branch back into master, you just cherry-pick the commits you want.
e.g. to review a pull request from user: jashkenas, in their branch: new-feature
git checkout -b jashkenas-new-feature master git pull https://github.com/jashkenas/YOUR_REPO_NAME.git new-feature
And then do your testing, and then when you’re ready:
git checkout master git cherry-pick COMMIT_HASH_1 git cherry-pick COMMIT_HASH_2 # etc git push origin master
Yes, you can manually accept certain commits using
git-cherry-pick and then close the pull request.