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git_show [2018/02/07 16:16]
rpjday [Showing some version of a //root directory// file]
git_show [2019/02/24 08:17] (current)
rpjday [Showing the staged version of a file]
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 ===== Overview ===== ===== Overview =====
  
-The ''​git show''​ command ​has a number ​of interesting variations.+The ''​git show''​ command ​can show various types of objects in various formats:
  
 +  * commits
 +  * trees
 +  * tags
 +  * blobs
 +
 +In addition, ''​git show''​ is used to show the state of repository contents as of a given commit, or even as it is in the index at the moment.
  
 ===== Showing a commit ===== ===== Showing a commit =====
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 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
-===== Showing a file =====+==== Extremely concise ​====
  
-==== Showing some version of a root directory ​file ====+<​code>​ 
 +$ git show --oneline 
 +15d8ffc96464 (HEAD) Merge tag '​mmc-v4.14'​ of git://​git.kernel.org/​pub/​scm/​linux/​kernel/​git/​ulfh/​mmc 
 +
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 +===== Showing files ===== 
 + 
 +==== The general form ==== 
 + 
 +<​code>​ 
 +$ git show <​commit>:<​filename>​ 
 +</​code>​ 
 +==== Showing some historical ​version of a file ==== 
 + 
 +Regardless of your current working directory, //show relative to the root of the repository//:​
  
 <​code>​ <​code>​
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 $ git show master:​Makefile $ git show master:​Makefile
 $ git show topic:​Makefile $ git show topic:​Makefile
-$ git show v4.12:Makefile+$ git show v4.19:​Makefile 
 +$ git show 2241b8bcf2b5f1b01ebb1cbd1231bbbb72230064:Makefile
 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
 ==== Showing a file in the current directory ==== ==== Showing a file in the current directory ====
 +
 +You need to use the ''​./''​ syntax:
  
 <​code>​ <​code>​
 +$ cd scripts/
 $ git show HEAD:​./​Makefile $ git show HEAD:​./​Makefile
 +$ git show v4.19:​./​Makefile
 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
 ==== Showing the staged version of a file ==== ==== Showing the staged version of a file ====
 +
 +If you leave off the commit part, you're referring to the state of the file in the index:
  
 <​code>​ <​code>​
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