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#2238 in Command line utilities
gitt is a clone of
gitk that runs in your terminal.
gitt with no parameters will show you the history of the current branch in the current directory.
gitt Git repository viewer in your terminal USAGE: gitt [OPTIONS] [COMMITTISH] [-- <path>...] ARGS: <COMMITTISH> Git ref to view <path>... Limit commits to the ones touching files in the given paths OPTIONS: -h, --help Print help information --verbose Emit processing messages --working-directory <PATH> Use PATH as the working directory of git
Use the arrow keys or
k to scroll the list or diff, and
tab to switch the focus between the list and diff.
G scrolls to the top and bottom of the focussed area.
gitk is an underrated tool and a big improvement over
git log. However, it is generally invoked from a terminal and on tiling window managers this means wasted screen real estate for the now unused terminal. The UI elements are frequently incorrectly sized, more-so than simply due to screen real estate changing, but entire columns truncated or the diff pushed off the edge of the window. Finally, copying and pasting SHA1s requires leaving the application open (I will often copy the SHA1 into a random terminal in order to preserve it after I close
gitt is a useful learning experience for myself and nicely addresses my main pain points when using
gitt is intended to be a
gitk clone, and not a tool to help with other
git workflows. For example
tig include features to help with stage changes. This is intentionally out of scope for