There are times when I want to get a sense of the difference between two branches. I don’t want to look at the actual diff though, I just want to see what commits are on one and the other.
I can do just this by using the
git-log command with a couple flags, most
To compare the
feature branch against the
master branch, I can run a
command like the following:
git log --left-right --graph --cherry-pick --oneline feature...branch
This lists commits with the first line of their messages. It also includes
> arrow at the front of each commit indicating whether the
commit is on the left (
feature) or right (
master) branch, respectively.
Note: you can use more than branches in a command like this. Any two references will work. You can just use two SHAs for instance.