Robert Dailey <> writes:

[Administrivia: because people read from top to bottom / why is it
bad to top-post? / please do not top-post.]

> On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 4:37 PM, Junio C Hamano <> wrote:
>> Robert Dailey <> writes:
>>> git log log --graph --abbrev-commit --decorate --date=relative
>>> --format=format:'%C(bold blue)%h%C(reset)%x09%C(bold
>>> green)(%ar)%C(reset)%C(bold yellow)%d%C(reset) %C(dim
>>> white)%an%C(reset) - %C(white)%s%C(reset)' --branches --remotes
>>> ...
>>> The goal is to weed out the really distant and irrelevant commits. I
>>> really just want to see the commits that are closely related to my
>>> current branch. Thanks in advance.
>> For a starter, how about dropping "--branches --remotes" from that
>> command line?  A merge from elsewhere will show as "Merge branch foo"
>> which should be sufficient without the decoration.
> Thanks, removing those two options did help quite a bit already.
> However, the history can still get pretty crazy. Is there a way to
> hide all tags from the log graph? Really I just want the LABELS to be
> hidden.

As you had --decorate and a lot of %C(cruft), I was assuming that
you do want to see all the bells and whistles when I suggested to
omit --branches and --remotes.

If you do not want --decorate, I think you can omit that from the
command line without changing what the output means.

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