Hi PeteR *"git log"* <https://git-scm.com/docs/git-log> was a good thought, you just need to add "--all" parameter, as by default only current branch is logged, as you noticed, arguably being the most common use case.
What helped me in the beginning was remembering - "What everyone needs? *A dog*!" <https://stackoverflow.com/a/35075021> :), that is: git log --*a*ll --*d*ecorate --*o*neline --*g*raph Might be irrelevant for now, but you should also know that in some cases Git might still decide not to show all the commits -- this is being considered a feature, and part of *"history simplification"* <https://git-scm.com/docs/git-log#_history_simplification>, being helpful with understanding complex history graphs. To ask Git not to simplify history, parameters "--sparse" and "--full-history" are used... but it should be safe not to bother with this in the beginning -- or most of the time, even :)  https://git-scm.com/docs/git-log  https://stackoverflow.com/a/35075021  https://git-scm.com/docs/git-log#_history_simplification Regards, Buga On Friday, November 3, 2017 at 9:55:39 PM UTC+1, pro...@ucsd.edu wrote: > > All I want is a complete list of the SHAs and tags of all the commits > I’ve made, including those on any branches (obviously I’m a beginner and > have some wrong concepts). > > > I don’t see how from the documentation. I want to see the commits from > branches as well. > I tried "git show —max-parents=0” — gave me nothing, while "git show" > gave me far too much detail but not the commits from the main line of > commits (i’m on a branch). > I thought that “git log” would show all my commits, but it only shows the > commits of the branch I’m on. > > PeterR > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.