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authorSteven Walter <>2007-07-12 14:52:30 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-07-12 21:36:41 (GMT)
commit4f50f6a966dc9a1ff7d11b2ca5eb116fa9dd139a (patch)
tree55222824ae2cb772b80c142ef737ce148050a144 /Documentation/git-log.txt
parent5a235b5ed02fa0f9f67c4fbec703e3126eb3c7f5 (diff)
Documentation for git-log --follow
After vainly searching the Documentation for how to follow renames, I finally broke down and grepped the source. It would appear that Linus didn't add write and docs for this feature when he wrote it. The following patch rectifies that, hopefully sparing future users from resorting to the source code. Signed-off-by: Steven Walter <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-log.txt b/Documentation/git-log.txt
index 7adcdef..63c1dbe 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-log.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-log.txt
@@ -61,6 +61,9 @@ include::pretty-options.txt[]
the specified paths; this means that "<paths>..." limits only
commits, and doesn't limit diff for those commits.
+ Continue listing the history of a file beyond renames.
Show only commits that affect the specified paths.
@@ -91,6 +94,12 @@ git log -r --name-status release..test::
in the "release" branch, along with the list of paths
each commit modifies.
+git log --follow builtin-rev-list.c::
+ Shows the commits that changed builtin-rev-list.c, including
+ those commits that occurred before the file was given its
+ present name.