SYNOPSIS

git-annotate [options] file [revision]

DESCRIPTION

Annotates each line in the given file with information from the commit which introduced the line. Optionally annotate from a given revision.

OPTIONS

-b

Show blank SHA-1 for boundary commits. This can also be controlled via the blame.blankboundary config option.

--root

Do not treat root commits as boundaries. This can also be controlled via the blame.showroot config option.

--show-stats

Include additional statistics at the end of blame output.

-L n,m

Annotate only the specified line range (lines count from 1).

-l

Show long rev (Default: off).

-t

Show raw timestamp (Default: off).

-S <revs-file>

Use revs from revs-file instead of calling gitlink:git-rev-list[1].

-p, --porcelain

Show in a format designed for machine consumption.

--incremental

Show the result incrementally in a format designed for machine consumption.

--contents <file>

When <rev> is not specified, the command annotates the changes starting backwards from the working tree copy. This flag makes the command pretend as if the working tree copy has the contents of he named file (specify - to make the command read from the standard input).

-M|<num>|

Detect moving lines in the file as well. When a commit moves a block of lines in a file (e.g. the original file has A and then B, and the commit changes it to B and then A), traditional blame algorithm typically blames the lines that were moved up (i.e. B) to the parent and assigns blame to the lines that were moved down (i.e. A) to the child commit. With this option, both groups of lines are blamed on the parent.

<num> is optional but it is the lower bound on the number of
alphanumeric characters that git must detect as moving
within a file for it to associate those lines with the parent
commit.
-C|<num>|

In addition to -M, detect lines copied from other files that were modified in the same commit. This is useful when you reorganize your program and move code around across files. When this option is given twice, the command looks for copies from all other files in the parent for the commit that creates the file in addition.

<num> is optional but it is the lower bound on the number of
alphanumeric characters that git must detect as moving
between files for it to associate those lines with the parent
commit.
-h, --help

Show help message.

SEE ALSO

gitlink:git-blame[1]

AUTHOR

Written by Ryan Anderson <ryan@michonline.com>.

GIT

Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite