SYNOPSIS

git-name-rev [--tags] [--refs=<pattern>] ( --all | --stdin | <committish>… )

DESCRIPTION

Finds symbolic names suitable for human digestion for revisions given in any format parsable by git-rev-parse.

OPTIONS

--tags

Do not use branch names, but only tags to name the commits

--refs=<pattern>

Only use refs whose names match a given shell pattern.

--all

List all commits reachable from all refs

--stdin

Read from stdin, append "(<rev_name>)" to all sha1’s of nameable commits, and pass to stdout

EXAMPLE

Given a commit, find out where it is relative to the local refs. Say somebody wrote you about that fantastic commit 33db5f4d9027a10e477ccf054b2c1ab94f74c85a. Of course, you look into the commit, but that only tells you what happened, but not the context.

Enter git-name-rev:

% git name-rev 33db5f4d9027a10e477ccf054b2c1ab94f74c85a
33db5f4d9027a10e477ccf054b2c1ab94f74c85a tags/v0.99^0~940

Now you are wiser, because you know that it happened 940 revisions before v0.99.

Another nice thing you can do is:

% git log | git name-rev --stdin

Author

Written by Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>

Documentation

Documentation by Johannes Schindelin.

GIT

Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite