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1git-log(1)
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4NAME
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215a7ad1 6git-log - Show commit logs
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9SYNOPSIS
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cc1621e2 11'git-log' <option>...
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13DESCRIPTION
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15Shows the commit logs.
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aa6bf0eb 17The command takes options applicable to the gitlink:git-rev-list[1]
e51c3b50 18command to control what is shown and how, and options applicable to
66e788bc 19the gitlink:git-diff-tree[1] commands to control how the changes
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20each commit introduces are shown.
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aa6bf0eb 22This manual page describes only the most frequently used options.
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25OPTIONS
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331b51d2 28include::pretty-options.txt[]
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adb7ba6b 30-<n>::
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31 Limits the number of commits to show.
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33<since>..<until>::
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34 Show only commits between the named two commits. When
35 either <since> or <until> is omitted, it defaults to
36 `HEAD`, i.e. the tip of the current branch.
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37 For a more complete list of ways to spell <since>
38 and <until>, see "SPECIFYING REVISIONS" section in
39 gitlink:git-rev-parse[1].
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41--first-parent::
42 Follow only the first parent commit upon seeing a merge
43 commit. This option gives a better overview of the
44 evolution of a particular branch.
45
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46-p::
47 Show the change the commit introduces in a patch form.
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49-g, \--walk-reflogs::
50 Show commits as they were recorded in the reflog. The log contains
51 a record about how the tip of a reference was changed.
d56651c0 52 Cannot be combined with --reverse.
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53 See also gitlink:git-reflog[1].
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56822cc9 55--decorate::
ef3cb65c 56 Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown.
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58--full-diff::
59 Without this flag, "git log -p <paths>..." shows commits that
60 touch the specified paths, and diffs about the same specified
61 paths. With this, the full diff is shown for commits that touch
62 the specified paths; this means that "<paths>..." limits only
63 commits, and doesn't limit diff for those commits.
64
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65--follow::
66 Continue listing the history of a file beyond renames.
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68--log-size::
69 Before the log message print out its size in bytes. Intended
70 mainly for porcelain tools consumption. If git is unable to
71 produce a valid value size is set to zero.
72 Note that only message is considered, if also a diff is shown
73 its size is not included.
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75<paths>...::
76 Show only commits that affect the specified paths.
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79include::pretty-formats.txt[]
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82Examples
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84git log --no-merges::
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86 Show the whole commit history, but skip any merges
87
88git log v2.6.12.. include/scsi drivers/scsi::
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90 Show all commits since version 'v2.6.12' that changed any file
91 in the include/scsi or drivers/scsi subdirectories
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e994004f 93git log --since="2 weeks ago" \-- gitk::
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95 Show the changes during the last two weeks to the file 'gitk'.
96 The "--" is necessary to avoid confusion with the *branch* named
97 'gitk'
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170c0438 99git log --name-status release..test::
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101 Show the commits that are in the "test" branch but not yet
102 in the "release" branch, along with the list of paths
103 each commit modifies.
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105git log --follow builtin-rev-list.c::
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107 Shows the commits that changed builtin-rev-list.c, including
108 those commits that occurred before the file was given its
109 present name.
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111Discussion
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114include::i18n.txt[]
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117Author
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119Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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121Documentation
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123Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
124
125GIT
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a7154e91 127Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite