(Dropped HPA from the CC line - I think he was only copied for the
master.kernel.org issues.)

On Sun, Apr 17, 2005 at 12:33:22PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Apr 2005, Russell King wrote:
> > I still need to work out how to make my noddy script follow different
> > branches which may be present though.  However, for my common work
> > flow, it fits what I require.
> The way to handle that is that you need to 
>  - remember (or re-fetch) what the latest HEAD was that you merged with in 
>    my tree.
>    if you didn't remember, you can just get all my objects and do a
>       merge-head $(cat .git/HEAD) $linus-current-head
>    or something (using the current git archive that has a "merge-head" 
>    program. That gives you the most recent common head.

My script currently sends between two commit-ids, so...

>  - use "rev-tree" to show reachability
>       rev-tree $my-current-head $last-merge-head
>               | sort -n               # sort by date rather than sha1
>               | cut -d' ' -f2         # get the sha1 + "flags" mask
>               | grep :1               # show the ones that are only
>                                       # reachable from $my-current-head
> and you now have a nice list of sha1's ordered by date.

This will (and does) do exactly what I want.  I'll also read into the
above a request that you want it in forward date order. 8)

Russell King

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