Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:
> I thought ^@ was invented for scripting, but can't imagine a usecase for ^!.
I use "git diff $commit^!" from time to time to get the diff between a
merge and its first parent.
For comparison, I haven't found ^@ or "git log $commit^!" useful. The
commit introducing the former says
| I needed it to do the multi-tree diff on Len's infamous 12-way
| Octopus; typing "diff --cc funmerge funmerge^1 funmerge^2 funmerge^3
| ..." was too painful.
which is spelled as "git show --cc funmerge" these days.
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