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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:
>
> `--boundary`
>     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
> differently.

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>.