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authorRené Scharfe <>2019-11-20 00:51:21 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2019-11-20 04:33:36 (GMT)
commit0df621172d830adf36d4226b98f9cf4006d183a6 (patch)
parentac52d9410e5fad8d0bffa95e70e514c3fbd96871 (diff)
pretty: provide short date format
Add the placeholders %as and %cs to format author date and committer date, respectively, without the time part, like --date=short does, i.e. like YYYY-MM-DD. Signed-off-by: René Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Denton Liu <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
3 files changed, 11 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/pretty-formats.txt b/Documentation/pretty-formats.txt
index fdccfe5..34bbc39 100644
--- a/Documentation/pretty-formats.txt
+++ b/Documentation/pretty-formats.txt
@@ -169,6 +169,7 @@ The placeholders are:
'%at':: author date, UNIX timestamp
'%ai':: author date, ISO 8601-like format
'%aI':: author date, strict ISO 8601 format
+'%as':: author date, short format (`YYYY-MM-DD`)
'%cn':: committer name
'%cN':: committer name (respecting .mailmap, see
linkgit:git-shortlog[1] or linkgit:git-blame[1])
@@ -181,6 +182,7 @@ The placeholders are:
'%ct':: committer date, UNIX timestamp
'%ci':: committer date, ISO 8601-like format
'%cI':: committer date, strict ISO 8601 format
+'%cs':: committer date, short format (`YYYY-MM-DD`)
'%d':: ref names, like the --decorate option of linkgit:git-log[1]
'%D':: ref names without the " (", ")" wrapping.
'%S':: ref name given on the command line by which the commit was reached
diff --git a/pretty.c b/pretty.c
index da154af..61014cc 100644
--- a/pretty.c
+++ b/pretty.c
@@ -731,6 +731,9 @@ static size_t format_person_part(struct strbuf *sb, char part,
case 'I': /* date, ISO 8601 strict */
strbuf_addstr(sb, show_ident_date(&s, DATE_MODE(ISO8601_STRICT)));
return placeholder_len;
+ case 's':
+ strbuf_addstr(sb, show_ident_date(&s, DATE_MODE(SHORT)));
+ return placeholder_len;
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index 0335b42..da9cacf 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -533,6 +533,12 @@ test_expect_success 'ISO and ISO-strict date formats display the same values' '
test_cmp expected actual
+test_expect_success 'short date' '
+ git log --format=%ad%n%cd --date=short >expected &&
+ git log --format=%as%n%cs >actual &&
+ test_cmp expected actual
# get new digests (with no abbreviations)
test_expect_success 'set up log decoration tests' '
head1=$(git rev-parse --verify HEAD~0) &&