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It is handy to squash down your commits before merging your PR with my-new-cool-feature. You can either squash them down by doing an interactive rebase like so:

git checkout my-new-cool-feature
git rebase -i master

This will open up your $EDITOR of choice and you are free to pick and choose which commits to squash together.

This might be tedious if you have a big number of commits to squash together. Very tedious. TIL that you can use git merge to squash your commits, all in one go.

git checkout master
git merge --squash my-cool-new-feature

This will leave all of your changes staged on master, ready to be committed as one.

Via thoughtbot/til.

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