git is one of those tools that no matter how much you know about it, there is an infinite supply of new things to learn. Here’s a handy bit I’ve discovered recently, thanks to this StackOverflow comment:
Since Git 1.8.4, git log has -L to view the evolution of a range of lines.
And you want to know the history of what is now line 155.
Then, use git log. Here, -L 155,155:git-web–browse.sh means “trace the evolution of lines 155 to 155 in the file named git-web–browse.sh“.
Absolutely brilliant! I used to suffer through this via an iteration of git blame and git show to the point of custom bash scripts.
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