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View previous commits – Git

Summary

To view a list of previous commits, enter the following command in your terminal:

git log

Details

The output to the git log command will look something like this:

commit 1f0de91085f50af871d6486961fadea1d4a7aad2 (HEAD -> topic-branch)
Author: John Smith <example@simpledev.io>
Date:   Thu Oct 24 16:24:50 2019 -0700

    Add new line

commit 578ffd5b66a82d24c3ab863de9b860daf3125b17
Author: John Smith <example@simpledev.io>
Date:   Wed Oct 9 13:16:00 2019 -0700

    Initial commit

Exercises

There are no exercises for this lesson.

References

Viewing the Commit History from the Pro Git book

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