git whatchanged <option>…


Shows commit logs and diff output each commit introduces.

New users are encouraged to use git-log(1) instead. The whatchanged command is essentially the same as git-log(1) but defaults to showing the raw format diff output and skipping merges.

The command is primarily kept for historical reasons; fingers of many people who learned Git long before git log was invented by reading the Linux kernel mailing list are trained to type it.


git whatchanged -p v2.6.12.. include/scsi drivers/scsi

Show as patches the commits since version v2.6.12 that changed any file in the include/scsi or drivers/scsi subdirectories

git whatchanged --since="2 weeks ago" -- gitk

Show the changes during the last two weeks to the file gitk. The "--" is necessary to avoid confusion with the branch named gitk


Part of the git(1) suite