Git log

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Overview

Show commit logs. With no arguments, shows the commit history of the current branch.

Also see:

git rev-list

Commit Limiting

Commit Limiting

Use Cases

Commit History of the Current Branch

git log

Last Log

git log -1

Commits of a Specific User

The following command searches only the current commit's ancestors.

git log --author=ovidiu

Note that "ovidiu" will match longer strings that include it and the comparison will be case insensitive.

Commit History of an Arbitrary Branch

The branch does not have to be checked out:

git log develop
git log origin/develop

Commit History of a File from an Arbitrary Branch

git log master -- Casks/vagrant.rb

Commit with a Specific Message

Search the current branch:

git log --grep "something"

Search all branches:

git log --all --grep "something"

Commits (and Logs) Since a Specific Commit

Excluding the commit:

git rev-list <since_hash>..HEAD
git log  <since_hash>..HEAD

Including the commit:

git rev-list <since_hash>^..HEAD
git log  <since_hash>^..HEAD

Commits (and Logs) Between Commits

git log  <since_hash>^..<until_hash>