I have a patch that contains a lot of changes that I would like to split into multiple commits and potentially modify some of the changes.
I want to apply this patch to my working directory and then manually commit the changes. Is it possible to apply a patch to the working directory in git?
You can use
git apply which applies a patch:
git apply < patchname.patch
This does not create any commits. In fact, without any options the
git apply command doesn't even need to have a Git repository. It just applies patches to files.