Re: Git log print commits between a revision range (inclusive)
- Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 08:52:17 +0900
- From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Git log print commits between a revision range (inclusive)
Rafael Ascensão <rafa.almas@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> As Junio mentioned, "A..B" means all commits reachable from B except those
> reachable from A. Understanding this is just a way to say "B --not A" is
> important to know you can take advantage of:
> Output excluded boundary commits. Boundary commits are prefixed with -.
> In other words, git log --boundary <older hash>..<newer hash> should give you
> exactly what you asked with the small caveat it marks excluded commits
You are correct, but only when dealing with a single strand of
pearls. If the history leading to <newer> is bushy with merges, the
above will give _far_ more than what was requested. The fork points
of the side branches that got merged during <old>..<new> will also
be shown, in addition to the <old>.