Introduction: Git Log

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Git contains the history of the changes within each repository’s local database.

git log flags

While many Git-based tools will give you a visualization of this history to help you review the state of the system, it is less well-known that the git log command has many useful flags that give you the power to view the history in whatever way you like.

Familiarity with the git log command can not only save you a lot of time, but it can also speed up the Git learning process and is available wherever Git is, so you’re not dependent on a particular tool to use Git effectively.

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