From: "Kevin Wilson" <wkev...@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2013 9:29 PM
I am trying
git describe --contains 21dc330157454046dd7c494961277d76e1c957fe
and I get:
While the info it returns is correct (this patch was indeed for
I don't understand the suffix.
What is "~147^2~717" ? any ideas?
It is using the parent^ and ancestor generation~ format shown in
specifying revisions section of git-rev-parse.
So 147th generation ago from the tag (taking first parent line), then
take the second parent in that merge, and then a further 717 ancestors
ago (more first parents) you reach your commit.
That's the way I read it
should be 47th generation ago along the first parent line. [double]
Check it with git gui, gitk, or git log...
And it occurs with every sha I try.
Just another example:
git describe --contains 02c30a84e6298b6b20a56f0896ac80b47839e134
what is ~37 ?
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