Git "Regular" Git Log


git log

will display all your commits with the author and hash. This will be shown over multiple lines per commit. (If you wish to show a single line per commit, look at onelineing). Use the q key to exit the log.

By default, with no arguments, git log lists the commits made in that repository in reverse chronological order – that is, the most recent commits show up first. As you can see, this command lists each commit with its SHA-1 checksum, the author’s name and email, the date written, and the commit message. - source

Example (from Free Code Camp repository):

commit 87ef97f59e2a2f4dc425982f76f14a57d0900bcf
Merge: e50ff0d eb8b729
Author: Brian <>
Date:   Thu Mar 24 15:52:07 2016 -0700

    Merge pull request #7724 from BKinahan/fix/where-art-thou
    Fix 'its' typo in Where Art Thou description

commit eb8b7298d516ea20a4aadb9797c7b6fd5af27ea5
Author: BKinahan <>
Date:   Thu Mar 24 21:11:36 2016 +0000

    Fix 'its' typo in Where Art Thou description

commit e50ff0d249705f41f55cd435f317dcfd02590ee7
Merge: 6b01875 2652d04
Author: Mrugesh Mohapatra <>
Date:   Thu Mar 24 14:26:04 2016 +0530

    Merge pull request #7718 from deathsythe47/fix/unnecessary-comma
    Remove unnecessary comma from

If you wish to limit your command to last n commits log you can simply pass a parameter. For example, if you wish to list last 2 commits logs

git log -2