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searching commit msg in git log

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I am trying to grep for git commit msg in git log...once I do git log..the log is really huge? Is there a way to get only the last 100 commits or is there an efficient way to search commit msg in git log?

posted Jul 17, 2013 by anonymous

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To limit the number of logs shown use git log -n where n is the number og logs you want, ex. to show only last 5 commit logs, you can do git log -5
To search for commit message in git logs, use git log --grep "message you want to search"

answer Jul 17, 2013 by anonymous
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If your goal is to find a single commit with a particular phrase in the commit message, my approach would be put redirect the output of "git log" into a file, read the file into an editor, and search for the desired phrase. Hmmm...

Perhaps this option to "git log" helps:

--grep=

Limit the commits output to ones with log message that matches the specified pattern (regular expression). I found that by searching the "git-log" manual page for "message".

answer Jul 17, 2013 by anonymous
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