Miklos Vajna <vmik...@collabora.co.uk> writes:

> Hi,
> I was trying to understand the history of a piece of code in LibreOffice
> and I'm facing a behaviour of git-log which is not something I can
> explain. I'm not sure if this is a git bug or a user error. ;)
> Here is the situation:
> git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core
> cd core
> git log --full-history -p -S'mnTitleBarHeight =' 
> sd/source/ui/dlg/PaneDockingWindow.cxx

Lack of -m is what I would first suspect when somebody
misunderstands "merge simplification".  I am not saying that will be
the issue, but merely pointing out that that is the first thing that
jumps at me when I view the above command line.

> Here the first output I get from git-log is
> b390fae1706b9c511158a03e4fd61f263be4e511, where you can see that the
> commit *added* that string. So it should be there on master, I would
> assume.
> But then I run:
> git grep 'mnTitleBarHeight =' sd
> and it's not there. Am I missing something, as in e.g. even with
> --full-history git-log does some simplification?
> Thanks,
> Miklos
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