On 2 July 2014 16:50, Robert Dailey <rcdailey.li...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I know that with the `git branch` command I can determine which
> branches contain a commit. Is there a way to represent this
> graphically with `git log`? Sometimes I just have a commit, and I need
> to find out what branch contains that commit. The reason why `git
> branch --contains` doesn't solve this problem for me is that it names
> almost all branches because of merge commits. Too much ancestry has
> been built since this commit, so there is no way to find the "closest"
> branch that contains that commit.
> Is there a way to graphically see what is the "nearest" named ref to
> the specified commit in the logs?
I have created a script for just this functionality which I use very
often, and have created a gist with the files at
<https://gist.github.com/sunny256/2eb583f21e0ffcfe994f>, I think it
should solve your problem. It contains these files:
"wn" means "What's New" and will create a visual graph of all commits
which has a specified ref as ancestor. It also needs the following
script, just put it into your $PATH somewhere:
"lc" means "List branches Containing this commit" and generates a list
of all branches containing a specified ref.
The files originates from <https://github.com/sunny256/utils>, but
I've modified them in the gist to make your life easier. :)
Hope that helps,
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