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I am learning how to use git. I would like to know how:

Given a branch's designation, such as "master~4", how can I see the message I
furnished when I created the branch using "git commit"?

Conversely, given the message I furnished to "git commit", when I created a
branch, how can I see the branch's designation?


   Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation release 6.8

   git version: 1.7.1

Thank you, very much.

   Norman Shapiro


To see the commit message try 'git log'. You will need a revision range, so try 'git help revisions' to set a guide about all the different ways you can spell that. While at it, it's worth 'git help glossary' just to understand some of the terminology.

'git log HEAD~4^!'
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