git-annotate

GIT-ANNOTATE(1)                   Git Manual                   GIT-ANNOTATE(1)



NAME
       git-annotate - Annotate file lines with commit information

SYNOPSIS
       git annotate [options] file [revision]

DESCRIPTION
       Annotates each line in the given file with information from the commit
       which introduced the line. Optionally annotates from a given revision.

       The only difference between this command and git-blame(1) is that they
       use slightly different output formats, and this command exists only for
       backward compatibility to support existing scripts, and provide a more
       familiar command name for people coming from other SCM systems.

OPTIONS
       -b
           Show blank SHA-1 for boundary commits. This can also be controlled
           via the blame.blankboundary config option.

       --root
           Do not treat root commits as boundaries. This can also be
           controlled via the blame.showroot config option.

       --show-stats
           Include additional statistics at the end of blame output.

       -L <start>,<end>
           Annotate only the given line range. <start> and <end> can take one
           of these forms:

           ·   number

               If <start> or <end> is a number, it specifies an absolute line
               number (lines count from 1).

           ·   /regex/

               This form will use the first line matching the given POSIX
               regex. If <end> is a regex, it will search starting at the line
               given by <start>.

           ·   +offset or -offset

               This is only valid for <end> and will specify a number of lines
               before or after the line given by <start>.

       -l
           Show long rev (Default: off).

       -t
           Show raw timestamp (Default: off).

       -S <revs-file>
           Use revisions from revs-file instead of calling git-rev-list(1).

       --reverse
           Walk history forward instead of backward. Instead of showing the
           revision in which a line appeared, this shows the last revision in
           which a line has existed. This requires a range of revision like
           START..END where the path to blame exists in START.

       -p, --porcelain
           Show in a format designed for machine consumption.

       --incremental
           Show the result incrementally in a format designed for machine
           consumption.

       --encoding=<encoding>
           Specifies the encoding used to output author names and commit
           summaries. Setting it to none makes blame output unconverted data.
           For more information see the discussion about encoding in the git-
           log(1) manual page.

       --contents <file>
           When <rev> is not specified, the command annotates the changes
           starting backwards from the working tree copy. This flag makes the
           command pretend as if the working tree copy has the contents of the
           named file (specify - to make the command read from the standard
           input).

       --date <format>
           The value is one of the following alternatives:
           {relative,local,default,iso,rfc,short}. If --date is not provided,
           the value of the blame.date config variable is used. If the
           blame.date config variable is also not set, the iso format is used.
           For more information, See the discussion of the --date option at
           git-log(1).

       -M|<num>|
           Detect moved or copied lines within a file. When a commit moves or
           copies a block of lines (e.g. the original file has A and then B,
           and the commit changes it to B and then A), the traditional blame
           algorithm notices only half of the movement and typically blames
           the lines that were moved up (i.e. B) to the parent and assigns
           blame to the lines that were moved down (i.e. A) to the child
           commit. With this option, both groups of lines are blamed on the
           parent by running extra passes of inspection.

           <num> is optional but it is the lower bound on the number of
           alphanumeric characters that git must detect as moving within a
           file for it to associate those lines with the parent commit.

       -C|<num>|
           In addition to -M, detect lines moved or copied from other files
           that were modified in the same commit. This is useful when you
           reorganize your program and move code around across files. When
           this option is given twice, the command additionally looks for
           copies from other files in the commit that creates the file. When
           this option is given three times, the command additionally looks
           for copies from other files in any commit.

           <num> is optional but it is the lower bound on the number of
           alphanumeric characters that git must detect as moving between
           files for it to associate those lines with the parent commit.

       -h, --help
           Show help message.

SEE ALSO
       git-blame(1)

AUTHOR
       Written by Ryan Anderson <ryan@michonline.com[1]>.

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

NOTES
        1. ryan@michonline.com
           mailto:ryan@michonline.com



Git 1.7.1                         03/23/2016                   GIT-ANNOTATE(1)