Often during a commit (
$ git -commit -m ""), I wish to read my last comment to remember what progress I have made. Is there an easy way to directly access the last commit message through command-line? (I'm using Windows.)
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~ Asked on 2011-09-03 12:06:51
is the fastest to type, but shows you the diff as well.
git log -1
is fast and simple.
git log -1 --pretty=%B
if you need just the commit message and nothing else.
~ Answered on 2011-09-03 12:09:58
git log -n
will show you the last
n commit messages
More elegantly - if you want a quick overview of your commits
git log --oneline -n
This will Show just the first line of the last
n commit messages.
You can save this as a git alias or a shell alias with a shorter command. I've got it in my shell as
glog, for example, and I can see my last 10 commit messages with
~ Answered on 2011-09-03 12:15:08