init: git show
In this video we'll learn how to use
git show is very similar to
git log. In fact most of their options are identical.
So there isn't much
git show does that you couldn't do with
We can demonstrate this running:
git log -1
And then running
Notice that it outputs similar information to
git log. However,
git show also outputs the changes that were recorded in the commit.
In addition, we didn't have to pass additional options to limit
git show. It only showed the most recent commit by default.
We can also pass
git show a commit SHA to output information about just that commit.
To demonstrate, I'll run
git log --oneline and copy the SHA from one of the older commits.
Then we'll pass that to
While you'll use
git log more than
git show, it's good for viewing information about a single commit.