On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 02:54:54PM -0500, Dale R. Worley wrote:

> > Since Git only records snapshots of whole trees and does not really
> > track individual files, there's no such *concept* as the history of an
> > individual file -- it might appear to exist (thanks to the
> > `git log ... <filename>` command) but it's implemented as a filter
> > applied to the regular line of history plus the trickery named "rename
> > detection" which uses heuristics (controlled by certain knobs).
> Personally, I was very fond of "svn blame [filename]".  It helped me
> track down many, many things.

There is `git blame ... <file>` FWIW.


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