On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 09:25:06PM +0200, Maaartin-1 wrote:

> Quite often I need to see some changes in more detail and others only
> briefly, so I get some idea about the context. For example I'd like
> something like merging the outputs of
> git log -p -S Bandersnatch
> and
> git log --name-status --oneline
> together, so I know better what happened.
> A simpler (and maybe more important) example is merging
> git log -p some/dir
> and
> git log --name-status
> so I could see all the changes, and the chosen ones with all details.

No, I don't think this is possible. We have "--full-diff", which
disconnects the path-limiting from the diff generation, so that:

  git log --full-diff --name-status some/dir

would choose only commits for some/dir, but show the full diff of each

However, what you are asking is to disconnect the two diff options: one
verbose option only for interesting parts of the diff, and then a
more sparse option for the rest. I'm pretty sure the diff machinery does
not currently understand such an option.

It would not be impossible to implement, I think, but I suspect it would
involve refactoring the format selection in the diff code quite a bit.
In the meantime, one thing you can do is generate the full diff output
and then post-process it to collapse the uninteresting bits.  I haven't
tried, but you can probably do something like this using "folds" in your
editor (e.g., shrink all of the diff content for a file to a single
line, but then expand it on demand).

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