I wish to rebuild/rebase all commits in a Git branch
X using a source code formatting tool like
go fmt or
I'd expect the workflow to roughly consist of making a new branch off
master and iterating the following with
$_ ranging over the commits in
git cherry-pick $_ go fmt ... git commit -a --amend
Or maybe even
git cherry-pick -n $_ go fmt ... git cherry-pick --continue
I wouldn't expect
--continue to play together like that, though. Also, one should naturally do a
go fmt commit to
go diff X new when done.
However, there are many steps that can go wrong with this procedure, like the
-a seeking to change files that weren't changed in the original commit,
go fmt confusing Git's patching, Git changing the commit dates, etc.
None of that is particularly troublesome, but if a quick tool or simpler workflow does this more cleanly, then I'd love to know about it.