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git log

Show a history of commits. More information:

  • Show the sequence of commits starting from the current one, in reverse chronological order of the Git repository in the current working directory:

git log

  • Show the history of a particular file or directory, including differences:

git log -p {{path/to/file_or_directory}}

  • Show an overview of which file(s) changed in each commit:

git log --stat

  • Show a graph of commits in the current branch using only the first line of each commit message:

git log --oneline --graph

  • Show a graph of all commits, tags and branches in the entire repo:

git log --oneline --decorate --all --graph

  • Show only commits whose messages include a given string (case-insensitively):

git log -i --grep {{search_string}}

  • Show the last N commits from a certain author:

git log -n {{number}} --author={{author}}

  • Show commits between two dates (yyyy-mm-dd):

git log --before="{{2017-01-29}}" --after="{{2017-01-17}}"