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Jun Aruga's blog, who lived in Japan, Singapore, live in Czech Republic. Mainly about IT and travel.

Git Tips

I will summarize tips that I learned after reading a Git book.

git describe

Show the most recent tag that is reachable from a commit

For example, we know a commit hash that a bug was fixed. And we can find fixed version base on the commit hash.

For exampoe, github/rails

$ git show c3957eea94cc170a404bdd47a7f43be1d0b07bca
commit c3957eea94cc170a404bdd47a7f43be1d0b07bca
Author: Arun Agrawal <>
Date:   Fri Jul 15 18:22:09 2016 +0530

    Merge pull request #25845 from znz/fix-broken-link

    Fix broken link [ci skip]

Which version is fixed?

$ git describe c3957eea94cc170a404bdd47a7f43be1d0b07bca

v5.0.0 is the most recent tag that is reachable from a commit. So, it must be fixed on the next version v5.0.0.1.

Understand branches graphically

Use this command.

$ gitk --all

Check logs between remote master and local master

Check logs from remote origin master branch and local master branch

$ git log origin/master..master

Find the log that "String" was changed from logs

$ git log -p -S"String"

pull and rebase

Fetch origin/master, and do "rebase" of own modification based on it.

$ git pull --rebase

git bisect

Find a commit hash that cases a bug.

$ git bisect start

After testing for each commit hash such as running test script, and judge for that.

$ git bisect good v1.6.0

$ git bisect bad v1.6.2

$ git bisect bad

$ git bisect good

$ git bisect reset
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