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In the past, I’ve written about diving into the git log with grep and the pickaxe.
Those do not search by the author of a commit, however, which is something I often find the need to do after merging in master locally.
To search for authors of a commit,
git log provides an
It’s worth noting that author will match on what’s provided, even if it’s only a partial name.
To find all of my commits, I can write:
git log --author="Stephen Weiss"
As long as I’m the only Stephen Weiss, this will work.
If I’m the only Stephen who has committed to the code base, I could save some key strokes and do:
git log --author=Stephen
However, if there’s another Stephen, their commits would show up as well.
git logwill search only the current branch. If you want to search all branches, use the
git log --author="\(Stephen\)\|\(John\)"
Will search for commits where the author is Stephen or John.
Similarly, you can exclude commits by those authors using a regular expression in combination with the
--perl-regexp (to get negative lookaheads).
git log --author='^(?!Stephen|John).*$' --perl-regexp
(Note: the single quotes matter with the perl syntax.)
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