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Re: Stash

From: João Távora
Subject: Re: Stash
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2015 13:06:49 +0100

On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 12:56 PM, Yuri Khan <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 5:30 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Is there a reason why you don't mention 'gitk' in GitQuickStartForEmacsDevs?
>> I don't want to assume gitk is installed, nor that the Git commands
>> are invoked from a sufficiently capable terminal.
> A git browser (especially a graphical, point-and-clicky one) is an
> immensely useful tool in understanding and learning Git. And gitk is
> the one that has the best chance of being installed, or easiest to
> install. (Most other git browsers are platform-specific.)
> Alternatively, Emacs could include a git browser. (Magit already does;
> I don’t know about vc.)
> A git browser is most useful if directed to show not only the current
> branch but also the associated remote tracking branch, e.g. (assuming
> a POSIX shell):
> $ gitk HEAD $(git rev-parse --symbolic-full-name @{u}) &

A command like

git log --graph --pretty=format:'%Cred%h%Creset%n' \
     --abbrev-commit --date=relative --branches --all

or a more sophisticated variation thereof should be readily portable
and provides at least some visualization of the graph.

This particular one stolen from


but I've seen other versions that name branches and labels

João Távora

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