(TIL) Git: Use a file from another branch

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Sometimes you just need one file from another branch. Sure you could git cherry-pick but then you’re dealing with commits. That sort of thing gets sticky fast; don’t go there.

The best way is to use your old pal git checkout. Just make sure you’re on the branch you want to bring the file into and then checkout the file from its source branch. Here’s the syntax.

git checkout my-awesome-source-branch the/path/to/yourfile.rad

That’s it – enjoy.

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