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gitk(1) Manual Page
gitk - The git repository browser
gitk [<option>...] [<revs>] [--] [<path>...]
Displays changes in a repository or a selected set of commits. This includes visualizing the commit graph, showing information related to each commit, and the files in the trees of each revision.
Historically, gitk was the first repository browser. It's written in tcl/tk and started off in a separate repository but was later merged into the main git repository.
To control which revisions to shown, the command takes options applicable to the git-rev-list command (see git-rev-list(1)). This manual page describes only the most frequently used options.
- -n <number>
Limits the number of commits to show.
Show commits more recent than a specific date.
Show commits older than a specific date.
Show all branches.
After an attempt to merge stops with conflicts, show the commits on the history between two branches (i.e. the HEAD and the MERGE_HEAD) that modify the conflicted files.
Command to be run each time gitk has to determine the list of <revs> to show. The command is expected to print on its standard output a list of additional revs to be shown, one per line. Use this instead of explicitly specifying <revs> if the set of commits to show may vary between refreshes.
Limit the revisions to show. This can be either a single revision meaning show from the given revision and back, or it can be a range in the form "<from>..<to>" to show all revisions between <from> and back to <to>. Note, more advanced revision selection can be applied. For a more complete list of ways to spell object names, see "SPECIFYING REVISIONS" section in git-rev-parse(1).
Limit commits to the ones touching files in the given paths. Note, to avoid ambiguity wrt. revision names use "--" to separate the paths from any preceding options.
- gitk v2.6.12.. include/scsi drivers/scsi
Show as the changes since version v2.6.12 that changed any file in the include/scsi or drivers/scsi subdirectories
- gitk --since="2 weeks ago" -- gitk
Show the changes during the last two weeks to the file gitk. The "--" is necessary to avoid confusion with the branch named gitk
- gitk --max-count=100 --all -- Makefile
Show at most 100 changes made to the file Makefile. Instead of only looking for changes in the current branch look in all branches.
Gitk creates the .gitk file in your $HOME directory to store preferences such as display options, font, and colors.
A repository browser written in C++ using Qt.
A repository browser written in Python using Gtk. It's based on bzrk(1) and distributed in the contrib area of the git repository.
A minimal repository browser and git tool output highlighter written in C using Ncurses.
Written by Paul Mackerras <email@example.com>.
Documentation by Junio C Hamano, Jonas Fonseca, and the git-list <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Part of the git(1) suite