Cheat Sheet - Git Commands

Created: 2020-08-13 | Updated: 2022-01-23 | 3 min

My Cheat Sheet for: Git Commands.

Gathering quick references I used to search over and over again. Good to have them handy and supposed to (slowly) grow.

#git log

Git log with some styling (colors and specific order I like to see)

$ git log --pretty=format:"%C(Green)%h %C(Red)[.%D.] %C(Blue)[%an] %C(Yellow)[%s] %C(Magenta)[%ad (%ar)]"

Git log, raw info, tabular style

$ git log --pretty=format:"%h | %ad | %><(23,trunc)%ar | %><(15,trunc)%an | %<(72,trunc)%s | %D" --date=format:"%a %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S"

#git diff

Get number of files changed, lines inserted and lines removed between two branches or commits

$ git diff --shortstat master..develop
 13 files changed, 90 insertions(+), 410 deletions(-)

$ git diff --shortstat 499a153..8059ee2
 3 files changed, 69 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Get diff between two branches or commits with only relevant information (not the whole diff)

# File names only
$ git diff --name-only origin/main..develop

# File names with status (modified, deleted, added)
$ git diff --name-status origin/main..develop
M       blog/intro/index.mdx
M       generator/
M       resources/404.html
M       resources/about.html
M       resources/index.html
M       resources/layout.html
M       resources/notes.html
M       resources/post.html
M       resources/styles.css

# With stats
$ git diff --stat origin/main..develop
 blog/intro/index.mdx          | 19 +++++++++----------
 generator/ |  9 +++------
 resources/404.html            |  2 +-
 resources/about.html          |  2 +-
 resources/index.html          |  2 +-
 resources/layout.html         | 12 +++++-------
 resources/notes.html          |  2 +-
 resources/post.html           |  3 +--
 resources/styles.css          | 36 ++++++++++--------------------------
 9 files changed, 32 insertions(+), 55 deletions(-)

#git stash

Stash your changes quickly

$ git stash

Stash your changes with a custom message:

$ git stash push -m "your message here"

See your stash entries

$ git stash list
stash@{0}: On main: your message here

See the diff of a given stash entry

$ git stash show -p stash@{0}
diff --git a/blog/cheat-sheet-git-commands/index.mdx b/blog/cheat-sheet-git-commands/index.mdx
index 0a038ac..6134c05 100644
--- a/blog/cheat-sheet-git-commands/index.mdx
+++ b/blog/cheat-sheet-git-commands/index.mdx
@@ -6,12 +6,16 @@ slug: cheat-sheet-git-commands

Save stash diff on disk

$ git stash show -p stash@{0} > ~/your_diff.patch

Apply stash to your current branch. Note: The stash will be removed from the stash store

$ git stash pop stash@{0}

Clean your stash entries

# Only one entry
$ git stash drop stash@{2}
# Delete all your stash entries
$ git stash clear

#git reset

Unstage changes made on certain files. (Changes can be staged again with git add command)

git reset


To launch git web view

git instaweb --httpd=webrick

And stop with

git instaweb --httpd=webrick --stop

In browser: http://localhost:1234



Stage all changed files even the ones living in parent directories of a git repo

git add -A
# or...
git add --all

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