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How to show the commit history of a file in Git

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I want to retrieve the commit history of a given file.What command should I issue? I expect the command like below.

D:GitTest> git show --commit-history test.txt
8194aaa
c419234
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posted Jul 11, 2013 by anonymous

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git log --follow --format=%H test.txt

As Git does not explicitly track renaming and copying of files, you might want to read up the git log manual on the "--find-renames", "--find-copies" and "--find-copies-harder" command-line options, if you
find the defaults for Git's heuristics of sensing file's lifetime are not sufficient to uncover the file's past life.

answer Jul 11, 2013 by anonymous
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