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1 git-whatchanged(1)
2 ==================
3
4 NAME
5 ----
6 git-whatchanged - Show logs with difference each commit introduces
7
8
9 SYNOPSIS
10 --------
11 'git-whatchanged' <option>...
12
13 DESCRIPTION
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15 Shows commit logs and diff output each commit introduces. The
16 command internally invokes 'git-rev-list' piped to
17 'git-diff-tree', and takes command line options for both of
18 these commands.
19
20 This manual page describes only the most frequently used options.
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22
23 OPTIONS
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25 -p::
26 Show textual diffs, instead of the git internal diff
27 output format that is useful only to tell the changed
28 paths and their nature of changes.
29
30 -<n>::
31 Limit output to <n> commits.
32
33 <since>..<until>::
34 Limit output to between the two named commits (bottom
35 exclusive, top inclusive).
36
37 -r::
38 Show git internal diff output, but for the whole tree,
39 not just the top level.
40
41 --pretty=<format>::
42 Controls the output format for the commit logs.
43 <format> can be one of 'raw', 'medium', 'short', 'full',
44 and 'oneline'.
45
46 -m::
47 By default, differences for merge commits are not shown.
48 With this flag, show differences to that commit from all
49 of its parents.
50 +
51 However, it is not very useful in general, although it
52 *is* useful on a file-by-file basis.
53
54 Examples
55 --------
56 git-whatchanged -p v2.6.12.. include/scsi drivers/scsi::
57
58 Show as patches the commits since version 'v2.6.12' that changed
59 any file in the include/scsi or drivers/scsi subdirectories
60
61 git-whatchanged --since="2 weeks ago" \-- gitk::
62
63 Show the changes during the last two weeks to the file 'gitk'.
64 The "--" is necessary to avoid confusion with the *branch* named
65 'gitk'
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67
68 Author
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70 Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org> and
71 Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
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73
74 Documentation
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76 Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
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78 GIT
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80 Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite
81