On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 6:02 PM, Fred <fredgarlo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday, August 28, 2012 1:15:08 PM UTC+2, Tim Chase wrote:
>> On 08/28/12 05:47, Tim Chase wrote:
>> > On 08/28/12 03:13, Fred wrote:
>> >> is there a way to check if a branch doesn't introduce changes,
>> >> which are not in master.
>> > I'm partial to
>> > git diff my_branch ^master
>> > which would find all the changes on "my_branch" that aren't yet on
>> > master. This is an open syntax so you can request "changes that are
>> > on my_branch_a, but aren't on master or on my_branch_b" with
>> > git diff my_branch_a ^my_branch_b ^master
>> Additionally, I find the "diff" version somewhat hard to read unless
>> the delta is small, but the same syntax works for log:
>> git log my_branch ^master ^my_branch_b
>> which can give you a higher level view of the changes.
> Hm. Maybe I've explained it wrong way. Let's say, my_branch is in sync with
> I do commit in master, so the master is ahead of my_branch by one commit.
> git diff my_branch ^master would show a diff for this last commit and that
> is not what I want. In that case it is ok master differs from my_branch.
> What I want to detect is following:
> my_branch is in sync with master. Then there are some or none commits in
> master and one commit into my_branch.
> I want identify the commit into my_branch, because the change is not in
> Thanks for help!
wouldn't 'git diff master...my_branch' (note three dots instead of
two) give what you want (or maybe its the other way round) ?
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