In this post, we will see ways to look at git history logs.
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There are log of options with this command. Try this
git help log
git log command.
commit e7dd2a062d569a9fc577180acde0a2b7a0a570f6 (HEAD -> master, origin/master, origin/HEAD) Author: Gorav Singal <[email protected]> Date: Wed Jul 8 11:49:10 2020 +0530 t2 commit 007675fed3657a0b194386c8c0efbeac2e1fbbed Author: Gorav Singal <[email protected]> Date: Wed Jul 8 11:49:01 2020 +0530 t1 commit 1a2af9c018e83aa0adef0684875ab7c33499b7d0 Author: Gorav Singal <[email protected]> Date: Wed Jul 8 11:45:46 2020 +0530 test
I’ve ommitted few lines in above output. This output shows commits in reverse order. The most recent commit is on top. It shows a commit id, author, and date.
Shorter commit ids
There is another command to get this history, with shorter commit ids.
git log --abbrev-commit
This shows shorter length of commit it. Typically this is only required to uniquely identify your commit.
Another short version with some graph
Lets see another shorter version of output:
git log --oneline --graph --decorate # oneline - is for compact output # graph - some sort of graphical representation of commit history # decorate - shows any tags, labels etc # Output * e7dd2a0 (HEAD -> master, origin/master, origin/HEAD) t2 * 007675f t1 * 1a2af9c test * f997108 test * 9a5a776 test * 85587c6 test1 * 574c251 test 1
Get range of commit ids
git log 1a2af9c...85587c6
You will get commit history with in this commit id range only.
Get history for last 5 days only
git log --since="5 days ago"
Get history for specific file
git log -- <file>
Get detailed info about a single commit
$ git show 574c251142008b98c74d2bed708d05953acd3f0e commit 574c251142008b98c74d2bed708d05953acd3f0e Author: Gorav Singal <[email protected]> Date: Tue Jul 7 14:14:56 2020 +0530 test 1 diff --git a/test1.txt b/test1.txt new file mode 100644 index 0000000..45b983b --- /dev/null +++ b/test1.txt @@ -0,0 +1 @@ +hi
It has commit-id, author info, date, and the actual diff too.