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Git: beautiful git logs and listing files in a commit

Working with git is fun. However, it is easy to get tired of the log list of parameters one has to use to very often. Git aliases are a great way to deal with this.

For instance, the standard git log, it pretty much useless in any large project, where there are several hundred commits in a day. Most often, the commit you are looking for in probably several pages deep.

The following is from the latest linux.git

Fortunately, git log has options one can use, that make the output look like this:

Another useful command is git show, with the –name-only option. It displays the list of files in a particular commit.