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--first-parent::
Follow only the first parent commit upon seeing a merge
- commit. This option gives a better overview of the
- evolution of a particular branch.
+ commit. This option can give a better overview when
+ viewing the evolution of a particular topic branch,
+ because merges into a topic branch tend to be only about
+ adjusting to updated upstream from time to time, and
+ this option allows you to ignore the individual commits
+ brought in to your history by such a merge.
-g, \--walk-reflogs::
Show commits as they were recorded in the reflog. The log contains