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Better Git Log Styling

stuartcreed profile image StuartCreed ・1 min read

It's simple. Just type in:

git log --graph --pretty=format:'%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%cr) %C(bold blue)<%an>%Creset' --abbrev-commit

I guess that's a bit too long, eh? Let's just make an alias. Copy and paste the line below on your terminal:

git config --global alias.lg "log --color --graph --pretty=format:'%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%cr) %C(bold blue)<%an>%Creset' --abbrev-commit"

And every time you need to see your log, just type in

git lg
Or, if you want to see the lines that changed

git lg -p

Also it is good to use a convention like: so that your git commits are structured. There is a plugin for this in phpstorm:


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