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Git Log Command

Git Log Command

Git log is an essential command for working with Git. It allows you to see the history of a repository, including details about each commit like the author, date, and commit message.

Using the git log command is simple. Just navigate to your Git repository in a terminal or command prompt and run the git log command. This will display a list of all the commits in your repository, starting with the most recent.

$ git log
commit a1b2c3d4e5f6g7h8i9j0k1l2m3n4o5p6q7r8s9t0u1v2w3x4y5z6
Author: John Doe <>
Date:   Tue Dec 1 13:45:26 2020 -0500

    Add new feature X

commit a1b2c3d4e5f6g7h8i9j0k1l2m3n4o5p6q7r8s9t0u1v2w3x4y5z6
Author: Jane Smith <>
Date:   Mon Nov 30 12:15:43 2020 -0500

    Fix bug Y

The git log command offers several options that allow you to tailor the information it displays. For instance, you can use the –oneline parameter, which I covered in another blog post (including git log formatting).