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View previous commits – Git


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

git log


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

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

    Add new line

commit 578ffd5b66a82d24c3ab863de9b860daf3125b17
Author: John Smith <>
Date:   Wed Oct 9 13:16:00 2019 -0700

    Initial commit


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Viewing the Commit History from the Pro Git book

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