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Mastering Git by Jakub Narębski

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Selecting the revision range

Now that you can specify individual revisions in multiple ways, let's see how to specify ranges of revisions, a subset of the DAG we want to examine. Revision ranges are particularly useful for viewing selected parts of history of a project.

For example, you can use range specifications to answer questions such as, "What work is on this branch that I haven't yet merged into my main branch?" and "What work is on my main branch I haven't yet published?", or simply "What was done on this branch since its creation?".

Single revision as a revision range

History traversing commands such as git log operate on a set of commits, walking down a chain of revisions from child to parent. These kind of commands, given a single revision ...

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