Include diff options in the git-log manpage
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1 git-log(1)
2 ==========
3
4 NAME
5 ----
6 git-log - Show commit logs
7
8
9 SYNOPSIS
10 --------
11 'git-log' <option>...
12
13 DESCRIPTION
14 -----------
15 Shows the commit logs.
16
17 The command takes options applicable to the gitlink:git-rev-list[1]
18 command to control what is shown and how, and options applicable to
19 the gitlink:git-diff-tree[1] commands to control how the changes
20 each commit introduces are shown.
21
22 This manual page describes only the most frequently used options.
23
24
25 OPTIONS
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27
28 include::pretty-options.txt[]
29
30 :git-log: 1
31 include::diff-options.txt[]
32
33 -<n>::
34 Limits the number of commits to show.
35
36 <since>..<until>::
37 Show only commits between the named two commits. When
38 either <since> or <until> is omitted, it defaults to
39 `HEAD`, i.e. the tip of the current branch.
40 For a more complete list of ways to spell <since>
41 and <until>, see "SPECIFYING REVISIONS" section in
42 gitlink:git-rev-parse[1].
43
44 --first-parent::
45 Follow only the first parent commit upon seeing a merge
46 commit. This option gives a better overview of the
47 evolution of a particular branch.
48
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.
52 Cannot be combined with --reverse.
53 See also gitlink:git-reflog[1].
54
55 --decorate::
56 Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown.
57
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
65 --follow::
66 Continue listing the history of a file beyond renames.
67
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.
74
75 <paths>...::
76 Show only commits that affect the specified paths.
77
78
79 include::pretty-formats.txt[]
80
81 include::diff-generate-patch.txt[]
82
83 Examples
84 --------
85 git log --no-merges::
86
87 Show the whole commit history, but skip any merges
88
89 git log v2.6.12.. include/scsi drivers/scsi::
90
91 Show all commits since version 'v2.6.12' that changed any file
92 in the include/scsi or drivers/scsi subdirectories
93
94 git log --since="2 weeks ago" \-- gitk::
95
96 Show the changes during the last two weeks to the file 'gitk'.
97 The "--" is necessary to avoid confusion with the *branch* named
98 'gitk'
99
100 git log --name-status release..test::
101
102 Show the commits that are in the "test" branch but not yet
103 in the "release" branch, along with the list of paths
104 each commit modifies.
105
106 git log --follow builtin-rev-list.c::
107
108 Shows the commits that changed builtin-rev-list.c, including
109 those commits that occurred before the file was given its
110 present name.
111
112 Discussion
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114
115 include::i18n.txt[]
116
117
118 Author
119 ------
120 Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
121
122 Documentation
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124 Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
125
126 GIT
127 ---
128 Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite