Strangely, when I run this command:

Git log origin/master --pretty=oneline --decorate -1

I get the format I want from STDOUT.  However, when I try to filter it to show 
only the tag refs:

Git log origin/master --pretty=oneline --decorate --decorate-refs=^tag* -1

No refs are returned to standard output again.  Only on the command line.

Does --decorate-refs not return to STDOUT?


-----Original Message-----
From: SZEDER Gábor <> 
Sent: Friday, August 9, 2019 3:51 PM
To: Cliff Schomburg <>
Subject: Re: "git log" does not display refs info when executed via C# Process 
class on Windows

On Fri, Aug 09, 2019 at 07:36:19PM +0000, Cliff Schomburg wrote:
> I have an open Git for Windows issue here:
> f91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C0%7C637009771013658738&amp;sdata=PKPdRI0mC65Lx
> 2J5etYnp0fyzsk%2BXSGzGBWa12BLKEE%3D&amp;reserved=0
> "git log" works as expected from the command prompt.  But when I execute it 
> via C# Process class and read from Standard Output, the refs are missing.
> Is anyone familiar with this issue?  Any idea why the output to CMD and 
> STDOUT would be different?

Decorations, like color and refs pointing to a commit, are for humans, and 
humans read the terminal.  If the command's output doesn't go to a terminal, 
then no such decorations are shown by default.

Try invoking 'git log --decorate'; or, better yet, use your custom '--format=', 
especially if you intend to parse the output, 

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