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GIT-SHOW-BRANCH(1)		  Git Manual		    GIT-SHOW-BRANCH(1)

NAME
       git-show-branch - Show branches and their commits

SYNOPSIS
       git show-branch [-a|--all] [-r|--remotes] [--topo-order | --date-order]
		       [--current] [--color[=<when>] | --no-color] [--sparse]
		       [--more=<n> | --list | --independent | --merge-base]
		       [--no-name | --sha1-name] [--topics]
		       [(<rev> | <glob>)...]
       git show-branch (-g|--reflog)[=<n>[,<base>]] [--list] [<ref>]

DESCRIPTION
       Shows the commit	ancestry graph starting	from the commits named with
       <rev>s or <globs>s (or all refs under refs/heads	and/or refs/tags)
       semi-visually.

       It cannot show more than	29 branches and	commits	at a time.

       It uses showbranch.default multi-valued configuration items if no <rev>
       or <glob> is given on the command line.

OPTIONS
       <rev>
	   Arbitrary extended SHA-1 expression (see gitrevisions(7)) that
	   typically names a branch head or a tag.

       <glob>
	   A glob pattern that matches branch or tag names under refs/.	For
	   example, if you have	many topic branches under refs/heads/topic,
	   giving topic/* would	show all of them.

       -r, --remotes
	   Show	the remote-tracking branches.

       -a, --all
	   Show	both remote-tracking branches and local	branches.

       --current
	   With	this option, the command includes the current branch to	the
	   list	of revs	to be shown when it is not given on the	command	line.

       --topo-order
	   By default, the branches and	their commits are shown	in reverse
	   chronological order.	This option makes them appear in topological
	   order (i.e.,	descendant commits are shown before their parents).

       --date-order
	   This	option is similar to --topo-order in the sense that no parent
	   comes before	all of its children, but otherwise commits are ordered
	   according to	their commit date.

       --sparse
	   By default, the output omits	merges that are	reachable from only
	   one tip being shown.	This option makes them visible.

       --more=<n>
	   Usually the command stops output upon showing the commit that is
	   the common ancestor of all the branches. This flag tells the
	   command to go <n> more common commits beyond	that. When <n> is
	   negative, display only the <reference>s given, without showing the
	   commit ancestry tree.

       --list
	   Synonym to --more=-1

       --merge-base
	   Instead of showing the commit list, determine possible merge	bases
	   for the specified commits. All merge	bases will be contained	in all
	   specified commits. This is different	from how git-merge-base(1)
	   handles the case of three or	more commits.

       --independent
	   Among the <reference>s given, display only the ones that cannot be
	   reached from	any other <reference>.

       --no-name
	   Do not show naming strings for each commit.

       --sha1-name
	   Instead of naming the commits using the path	to reach them from
	   heads (e.g. "master~2" to mean the grandparent of "master"),	name
	   them	with the unique	prefix of their	object names.

       --topics
	   Shows only commits that are NOT on the first	branch given. This
	   helps track topic branches by hiding	any commit that	is already in
	   the main line of development. When given "git show-branch --topics
	   master topic1 topic2", this will show the revisions given by	"git
	   rev-list ^master topic1 topic2"

       -g, --reflog[=<n>[,<base>]] [<ref>]
	   Shows <n> most recent ref-log entries for the given ref. If <base>
	   is given, <n> entries going back from that entry. <base> can	be
	   specified as	count or date. When no explicit	<ref> parameter	is
	   given, it defaults to the current branch (or	HEAD if	it is
	   detached).

       --color[=<when>]
	   Color the status sign (one of these:	*!+-) of each commit
	   corresponding to the	branch it's in.	The value must be always (the
	   default), never, or auto.

       --no-color
	   Turn	off colored output, even when the configuration	file gives the
	   default to color output. Same as --color=never.

       Note that --more, --list, --independent and --merge-base	options	are
       mutually	exclusive.

OUTPUT
       Given N <references>, the first N lines are the one-line	description
       from their commit message. The branch head that is pointed at by
       $GIT_DIR/HEAD is	prefixed with an asterisk * character while other
       heads are prefixed with a ! character.

       Following these N lines,	one-line log for each commit is	displayed,
       indented	N places. If a commit is on the	I-th branch, the I-th
       indentation character shows a + sign; otherwise it shows	a space. Merge
       commits are denoted by a	- sign.	Each commit shows a short name that
       can be used as an extended SHA-1	to name	that commit.

       The following example shows three branches, "master", "fixes" and
       "mhf":

	   $ git show-branch master fixes mhf
	   * [master] Add 'git show-branch'.
	    ! [fixes] Introduce	"reset type" flag to "git reset"
	     ! [mhf] Allow "+remote:local" refspec to cause --force when fetching.
	   ---
	     + [mhf] Allow "+remote:local" refspec to cause --force when fetching.
	     + [mhf~1] Use git-octopus when pulling more than one heads.
	    +  [fixes] Introduce "reset	type" flag to "git reset"
	     + [mhf~2] "git fetch --force".
	     + [mhf~3] Use .git/remote/origin, not .git/branches/origin.
	     + [mhf~4] Make "git pull" and "git	fetch" default to origin
	     + [mhf~5] Infamous	'octopus merge'
	     + [mhf~6] Retire git-parse-remote.
	     + [mhf~7] Multi-head fetch.
	     + [mhf~8] Start adding the	$GIT_DIR/remotes/ support.
	   *++ [master]	Add 'git show-branch'.

       These three branches all	forked from a common commit, [master], whose
       commit message is "Add 'git show-branch'". The "fixes" branch adds one
       commit "Introduce "reset	type" flag to "git reset"". The	"mhf" branch
       adds many other commits.	The current branch is "master".

EXAMPLE
       If you keep your	primary	branches immediately under refs/heads, and
       topic branches in subdirectories	of it, having the following in the
       configuration file may help:

	   [showbranch]
		   default = --topo-order
		   default = heads/*

       With this, git show-branch without extra	parameters would show only the
       primary branches. In addition, if you happen to be on your topic
       branch, it is shown as well.

	   $ git show-branch --reflog="10,1 hour ago" --list master

       shows 10	reflog entries going back from the tip as of 1 hour ago.
       Without --list, the output also shows how these tips are	topologically
       related with each other.

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.13.2			  06/24/2017		    GIT-SHOW-BRANCH(1)

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