On Thu, May 08, 2014 at 02:54:56PM +0800, Jianyu Zhan wrote:

> Usually, a trivial change(like coding style fix) may bury a
> original change of the code, and thus git blame is of less
> help. And to address this situation, I have to do like this:
>    git blame -s REF^ <file-in-question> > temp
> to dig into the history recursively by hand, to find out
> the original change.
> Here, REF is commit-id that git blame reports.
> git log -L is a good alternative option, but sometimes it seems
> too cubersome, as I care only one line of code.
> Is there any current solution or suggestion?

Try "tig blame"[1]; from the blame view, the "," command will restart
the blame at REF^ automatically.  If you don't mind a more graphical
interface, I think "git gui blame" can also reblame from the parent from
the right-click context menu.


[1] http://jonas.nitro.dk/tig/
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