Separate git configurations for work and play

Put something like this in your ~/.gitconfig:

[includeIf "gitdir:~/work/"]
    path = ~/

[includeIf "gitdir:~/code/"]
    path = ~/.gitconfig.personal

If your work repos are in ~/work, you can have a separate user/email etc for repos in that folder.

Show parents of a merge commit

git cat-file -p <commit>


git show --pretty=raw <commit>

Both these show similar information: the committer, the parent(s), commit text and so on.

Show files changed between two commit IDs

Now that you have the two parents of a merged request (see above tip), you can see all files changed between its two parents with a command like this:

git diff --name-only <sha1> <sha2>

Color coded git output

git config --global color.ui true

Git objects

Reverting a reverted commit in git

If you've reverted a recent commit with:

git reset HEAD^

You can undo the revert with this:

git reset HEAD@{1}

Using git stash to save changes temporarily

git stash branch testchanges

View commits that aren't in master

git log --no-merges master..

Bitbucket: checkout a pull request

First add this to .git/config under the origin section:

    fetch = +refs/pull-requests/*:refs/remotes/origin/pull-requests/*

Then fetch the pull requests:

git fetch origin

Then checkout the one you want:

git checkout pull-requests/1000/from

Git rebase vs normal pull

git pull --rebase origin master

git add <some-file>
git rebase --continue
git rebase --abort
git push origin master

Git log on a file

git log -p filename

actually do this:

git log --follow filename


git submodule update --init --recursive
    cd <submodule-folder>
    git pull
    cd ..
    git commit -am "bumping up submodule version"

Then merge the code. The next time the parent repository is pulled, updating the submodule will get the latest commit in it.

Working with remotes

git remote origin set-url http://some-other-url
git remote add newremote http://newremote-url
git pull origin master

git push newremote master


git shortlog -sn

Hide Whitespace Noise

Good when some one changes indentations and a whole lot of rubbish comes).

git diff -w

Show words that have changed inline

git diff --word-diff

See what everyone is up to

git log --all --oneline --no-merges

Generate a changelog

git log --oneline --no-merges <last tag>..HEAD

View complex logs

git log --graph --all --decorate --stat --date=iso

Handy aliases

Put something like this in your .gitconfig

    st = status --branch --short
    wat = log --graph --decorate --oneline -15
    follow = log --follow -p