3cheesewheel 3cheesewheel - 3 months ago 7
Git Question

How do I view all commits for a specific day?

I've already looked at the relevant docs from git-scm.com and gitref.org, but I can't seem to figure this out.

Let's say I want to get all commits for Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. Using an existing repo as an example, I know for a fact that I have commits on that day, as well as commits the day before and the day after.

With
2013-11-11
and
2013-11-12



All the following give me commits for both November 11th and 12th:


  • git log --after="2013-11-11" --until="2013-11-12"

  • git log --since="2013-11-11" --until="2013-11-12"

  • git log --after="2013-11-11" --before="2013-11-12"

  • git log --since="2013-11-11" --before="2013-11-12"



With
2013-11-12
only



All the following give me no commits:


  • git log --since="2013-11-12" --until="2013-11-12"

  • git log --since="2013-11-12" --before="2013-11-12"

  • git log --after="2013-11-12" --until="2013-11-12"

  • git log --after="2013-11-12" --before="2013-11-12"



With
2013-11-12
and
2013-11-13



As expected (from the results of
2013-11-11
and
2013-11-12
above), all of the following give me results from both November 12th and 13th:


  • git log --since="2013-11-12" --before="2013-11-13"

  • git log --after="2013-11-12" --before="2013-11-13"

  • git log --since="2013-11-12" --until="2013-11-13"

  • git log --after="2013-11-12" --before="2013-11-13"



...and so on and so forth. I feel like I've tried every possible combination of
since
,
after
,
before
, and
until
but still can't find the answer, nor do I understand whether those options are inclusive or exclusive, since they seem to be inclusive if the two dates are different, but exclusive if they're on the same day. Did I miss something / what am I doing wrong?!

Answer

Thanks John Bartholomew!

The answer is to specify the time, e.g. git log --after="2013-11-12 00:00" --before="2013-11-12 23:59"