# Resolving merge conflicts
# Manual Resolution
While performing a
git merge you may find that git reports a "merge conflict" error. It will report to you which files have conflicts, and you will need to resolve the conflicts.
git status at any point will help you see what still needs editing with a helpful message like
On branch master You have unmerged paths. (fix conflicts and run "git commit") Unmerged paths: (use "git add <file>..." to mark resolution) both modified: index.html no changes added to commit (use "git add" and/or "git commit -a")
Git leaves markers in the files to tell you where the conflict arose:
<<<<<<<<< HEAD: index.html #indicates the state of your current branch <div id="footer">contact : email@example.com</div> ========= #indicates break between conflicts <div id="footer"> please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org </div> >>>>>>>>> iss2: index.html #indicates the state of the other branch (iss2)
In order to resolve the conflicts, you must edit the area between the <<<<<< and >>>>>>> markers appropriately, remove the status lines (the <<<<<<<, >>>>>>>, and ======== lines) completely. Then
git add index.html to mark it resolved and
git commit to finish the merge.