Navigating & Modifying Stacked PRs

Visualizing a stack

Run the command

av stack tree

to print out a visualization of the current PR stack.

Since a stack is (conceptually) a sequence of commits, navigating between different parts of the stack is as simple as running git switch <branch name>.

You can also use av stack switch to interactively switch the branches.

Adding a commit to a branch within a stack

First, checkout the branch you want to add a commit to with

git checkout "<branch name>"

(note that after you commit, subsequent branches in the stack will also contain this commit).

Modify the repository using your normal development workflow, and when you're done, stage and add the changes:

git add -A .
git commit

Run the

av stack sync

command to synchronize all the subsequent branches in the stack with their parent branches. This will require you to resolve any conflicts that occur along the way.

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