path: root/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
diff options
authorShawn Pearce <>2006-05-17 09:56:09 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2006-05-18 00:36:36 (GMT)
commitd556fae2c0ea063f15ea4c3678fe931cc426f1ca (patch)
treee6913e22bdc72e0222328ea8ae2b6ac5201c8bcd /Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
parent6de08ae688b9f2426410add155079e04baff33bd (diff)
Support 'master@2 hours ago' syntax
Extended sha1 expressions may now include date specifications which indicate a point in time within the local repository's history. If the ref indicated to the left of '@' has a log in $GIT_DIR/logs/<ref> then the value of the ref at the time indicated by the specification is obtained from the ref's log. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt')
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt b/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
index ab896fc..df308c3 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
@@ -124,6 +124,12 @@ syntax.
happen to have both heads/master and tags/master, you can
explicitly say 'heads/master' to tell git which one you mean.
+* A suffix '@' followed by a date specification such as 'yesterday'
+ (24 hours ago) or '1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour 1 second ago'
+ to specify the value of the ref at a prior point in time.
+ This suffix may only be used immediately following a ref name
+ and the ref must have an existing log ($GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>).
* A suffix '{caret}' to a revision parameter means the first parent of
that commit object. '{caret}<n>' means the <n>th parent (i.e.