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GIT-NAME-REV(1)                Git Manual                GIT-NAME-REV(1)

NAME         top

       git-name-rev - Find symbolic names for given revs

SYNOPSIS         top

       git name-rev [--tags] [--refs=<pattern>]
                      ( --all | --stdin | <commit-ish>... )

DESCRIPTION         top

       Finds symbolic names suitable for human digestion for revisions
       given in any format parsable by git rev-parse.

OPTIONS         top

           Do not use branch names, but only tags to name the commits

           Only use refs whose names match a given shell pattern. The
           pattern can be one of branch name, tag name or fully
           qualified ref name. If given multiple times, use refs whose
           names match any of the given shell patterns. Use --no-refs to
           clear any previous ref patterns given.

           Do not use any ref whose name matches a given shell pattern.
           The pattern can be one of branch name, tag name or fully
           qualified ref name. If given multiple times, a ref will be
           excluded when it matches any of the given patterns. When used
           together with --refs, a ref will be used as a match only when
           it matches at least one --refs pattern and does not match any
           --exclude patterns. Use --no-exclude to clear the list of
           exclude patterns.

           List all commits reachable from all refs

           Transform stdin by substituting all the 40-character SHA-1
           hexes (say $hex) with "$hex ($rev_name)". When used with
           --name-only, substitute with "$rev_name", omitting $hex
           altogether. Intended for the scripter’s use.

           Instead of printing both the SHA-1 and the name, print only
           the name. If given with --tags the usual tag prefix of
           "tags/" is also omitted from the name, matching the output of
           git-describe more closely.

           Die with error code != 0 when a reference is undefined,
           instead of printing undefined.

           Show uniquely abbreviated commit object as fallback.

EXAMPLES         top

       Given a commit, find out where it is relative to the local refs.
       Say somebody wrote you about that fantastic commit
       33db5f4d9027a10e477ccf054b2c1ab94f74c85a. Of course, you look
       into the commit, but that only tells you what happened, but not
       the context.

       Enter git name-rev:

           % git name-rev 33db5f4d9027a10e477ccf054b2c1ab94f74c85a
           33db5f4d9027a10e477ccf054b2c1ab94f74c85a tags/v0.99~940

       Now you are wiser, because you know that it happened 940
       revisions before v0.99.

       Another nice thing you can do is:

           % git log | git name-rev --stdin

GIT         top

       Part of the git(1) suite

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