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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' [<options>] [<since>..<until>] [[\--] <path>...]
12
13 DESCRIPTION
14 -----------
15 Shows the commit logs.
16
17 The command takes options applicable to the 'git-rev-list'
18 command to control what is shown and how, and options applicable to
19 the 'git-diff-*' commands to control how the changes
20 each commit introduces are shown.
21
22
23 OPTIONS
24 -------
25
26 :git-log: 1
27 include::diff-options.txt[]
28
29 -<n>::
30 Limits the number of commits to show.
31
32 <since>..<until>::
33 Show only commits between the named two commits. When
34 either <since> or <until> is omitted, it defaults to
35 `HEAD`, i.e. the tip of the current branch.
36 For a more complete list of ways to spell <since>
37 and <until>, see "SPECIFYING REVISIONS" section in
38 linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
39
40 --decorate[=short|full]::
41 Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown. If 'short' is
42 specified, the ref name prefixes 'refs/heads/', 'refs/tags/' and
43 'refs/remotes/' will not be printed. If 'full' is specified, the
44 full ref name (including prefix) will be printed. The default option
45 is 'short'.
46
47 --source::
48 Print out the ref name given on the command line by which each
49 commit was reached.
50
51 --full-diff::
52 Without this flag, "git log -p <path>..." shows commits that
53 touch the specified paths, and diffs about the same specified
54 paths. With this, the full diff is shown for commits that touch
55 the specified paths; this means that "<path>..." limits only
56 commits, and doesn't limit diff for those commits.
57
58 --follow::
59 Continue listing the history of a file beyond renames.
60
61 --log-size::
62 Before the log message print out its size in bytes. Intended
63 mainly for porcelain tools consumption. If git is unable to
64 produce a valid value size is set to zero.
65 Note that only message is considered, if also a diff is shown
66 its size is not included.
67
68 [\--] <path>...::
69 Show only commits that affect any of the specified paths. To
70 prevent confusion with options and branch names, paths may need
71 to be prefixed with "\-- " to separate them from options or
72 refnames.
73
74
75 include::rev-list-options.txt[]
76
77 include::pretty-formats.txt[]
78
79 include::diff-generate-patch.txt[]
80
81 Examples
82 --------
83 git log --no-merges::
84
85 Show the whole commit history, but skip any merges
86
87 git log v2.6.12.. include/scsi drivers/scsi::
88
89 Show all commits since version 'v2.6.12' that changed any file
90 in the include/scsi or drivers/scsi subdirectories
91
92 git log --since="2 weeks ago" \-- gitk::
93
94 Show the changes during the last two weeks to the file 'gitk'.
95 The "--" is necessary to avoid confusion with the *branch* named
96 'gitk'
97
98 git log --name-status release..test::
99
100 Show the commits that are in the "test" branch but not yet
101 in the "release" branch, along with the list of paths
102 each commit modifies.
103
104 git log --follow builtin-rev-list.c::
105
106 Shows the commits that changed builtin-rev-list.c, including
107 those commits that occurred before the file was given its
108 present name.
109
110 git log --branches --not --remotes=origin::
111
112 Shows all commits that are in any of local branches but not in
113 any of remote tracking branches for 'origin' (what you have that
114 origin doesn't).
115
116 git log master --not --remotes=*/master::
117
118 Shows all commits that are in local master but not in any remote
119 repository master branches.
120
121 Discussion
122 ----------
123
124 include::i18n.txt[]
125
126
127 Author
128 ------
129 Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
130
131 Documentation
132 --------------
133 Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
134
135 GIT
136 ---
137 Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite