On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 3:39 PM, Michael J Gruber wrote:
> Mojca Miklavec venit, vidit, dixit 30.07.2012 14:25:
>> I'm trying to use "git log" to generate ChangeLog for a project
>> recently migrated from CVS.
>> The problem is that
>>     git log --summary --stat --no-merges --date=short --decorate=short
>> behaves differently when the result is displayed on screen and when it
>> is piped to a file.
> The only difference that I see is the formatting. ("..." is merely an
> abbreviation for a leading path.)
> a) probes your terminal for the number of columns and uses all available
> space.
> b) goes to a file and has no connected terminal, thus uses a default
> column number. You can change that number using
> COLUMNS=YourNumber git log YourArgs > YourFile

Wow, perfect, thank you very much. Setting COLUMNS=200 (the high
number just in case) solved the problem.

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