FreeKB - git log command
Git - git log command

If you are not familiar with CVS, check out our getting started article. These examples are based on Linux. Let's say you've made a few commits to foo.txt. The git log command can be used to view the history of commits.

git log


The log will display entries like this.

commit abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890
Author: John Doe <>
Date:   Tue May 30 20:26:36 2017 -0500

  First commitment


Sometimes, it's a tad easier to work witht the --oneline flag.

git log --oneline


Which will produce output like this:

afba75a your commit message


Or even better, you can fine tune the output.

git log --pretty=format:%h,%cn,%cd,%s --date=local


Which will produce output like this:

afba75a,John Doe,Fri Jun 14 07:00:24 2019,your commit message


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