Re: git blame --reverse doesn't find line in HEAD
- Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:22:21 -0800
- From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: git blame --reverse doesn't find line in HEAD
Nick Snyder <nick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> This can be reproduced on Linux and Mac. This behavior seems to be a bug.
Can you bisect to see when the feature stopped working as you expect?
Unlike a forward blame, where the command tries to find a commit
that is responsible for a line being in the final result (i.e.
typically, HEAD), a reverse blame is not about finding a commit
that is responsible for a line (that used to be in the oldest
commit) not being in a more recent codebase. It finds up to which
commit each line survived without getting touched since the oldest
commit in the range.