Git to list changed files


Today I want to make a brief summary of git log possibilities. There’s a huge range of git log commands to choose from. I have chosen only a few. Let’s limit git response to the latest commit with HEAD^! target. So here we go:

git log HEAD^!

commit 68d0e02d20bdbdbaf3bce24ea5cfd51a854157a8
Author: David Hrbáč Date:   Sat Dec 8 16:10:44 2012 +0100

    dnsmasq-2.64-1: new upstream release
git log --name-only HEAD^!

commit 68d0e02d20bdbdbaf3bce24ea5cfd51a854157a8
Author: David Hrbáč Date:   Sat Dec 8 16:10:44 2012 +0100

    dnsmasq-2.64-1: new upstream release

specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec
git log --name-status HEAD^!

commit 68d0e02d20bdbdbaf3bce24ea5cfd51a854157a8
Author: David Hrbáč Date:   Sat Dec 8 16:10:44 2012 +0100

    dnsmasq-2.64-1: new upstream release

M       specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec
git log --stat HEAD^!

commit 68d0e02d20bdbdbaf3bce24ea5cfd51a854157a8
Author: David Hrbáč Date:   Sat Dec 8 16:10:44 2012 +0100

    dnsmasq-2.64-1: new upstream release

 specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
git log -p HEAD^!

commit 68d0e02d20bdbdbaf3bce24ea5cfd51a854157a8
Author: David Hrbáč Date:   Sat Dec 8 16:10:44 2012 +0100

    dnsmasq-2.64-1: new upstream release

diff --git a/specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec b/specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec
index d9ae51a..6f2b309 100644
--- a/specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec
+++ b/specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@

 Summary: Lightweight caching nameserver with integrated DHCP server
 Name: dnsmasq
-Version: 2.63
+Version: 2.64
 Release: 1%{?dist}
 License: GPL
 Group: System Environment/Daemons
@@ -161,6 +161,9 @@ fi
 %{\_sbindir}/dnsmasq

 %changelog
+\* Sat Dec 08 2012 David Hrbáč - 2.64-1
+- new upstream release
+
 \* Thu Aug 30 2012 Dag Wieers - 2.63-1
 - Updated to release 2.63.
git diff HEAD^!

diff --git a/specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec b/specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec
index d9ae51a..6f2b309 100644
--- a/specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec
+++ b/specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@

 Summary: Lightweight caching nameserver with integrated DHCP server
 Name: dnsmasq
-Version: 2.63
+Version: 2.64
 Release: 1%{?dist}
 License: GPL
 Group: System Environment/Daemons
@@ -161,6 +161,9 @@ fi
 %{\_sbindir}/dnsmasq

 %changelog
+\* Sat Dec 08 2012 David Hrbáč - 2.64-1
+- new upstream release
+
 \* Thu Aug 30 2012 Dag Wieers - 2.63-1
 - Updated to release 2.63.
git diff --name-only HEAD^!

specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec
git diff --name-status HEAD^!

M       specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec
git diff --stat HEAD^!

 specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
git whatchanged --name-only HEAD^!

commit 68d0e02d20bdbdbaf3bce24ea5cfd51a854157a8
Author: David Hrbáč Date:   Sat Dec 8 16:10:44 2012 +0100

    dnsmasq-2.64-1: new upstream release

specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec
git whatchanged --name-status HEAD^!

commit 68d0e02d20bdbdbaf3bce24ea5cfd51a854157a8
Author: David Hrbáč Date:   Sat Dec 8 16:10:44 2012 +0100

    dnsmasq-2.64-1: new upstream release

M       specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec
git whatchanged --stat HEAD^!

commit 68d0e02d20bdbdbaf3bce24ea5cfd51a854157a8
Author: David Hrbáč Date:   Sat Dec 8 16:10:44 2012 +0100

    dnsmasq-2.64-1: new upstream release

 specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
git whatchanged HEAD^!

commit 68d0e02d20bdbdbaf3bce24ea5cfd51a854157a8
Author: David Hrbáč Date:   Sat Dec 8 16:10:44 2012 +0100

    dnsmasq-2.64-1: new upstream release

:100644 100644 d9ae51a... 6f2b309... M  specs/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.spec

Comments:

Filip Valder - Jan 6, 2013

Pretty nice… This one I use the most: git log -p | vim -

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