Richard Richard - 2 months ago 12
Git Question

View the change history of a file using Git versioning

How can I view the change history of an individual file in Git, complete with what has changed?

I have got as far as:

git log -- [filename]


which shows me the commit history of the file, but how do I get at the content of each of the changes?

I'm trying to make the transition from MS SourceSafe and that used to be a simple right-click → show history.

Answer

For this I'd use:

gitk [filename]

or to follow filename past renames

gitk --follow [filename]
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