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From: "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <>
To: Julia Lawall <>
Cc: Git Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: git log -S or -G
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2018 18:22:57 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.DEB.2.21.1810061712260.2402@hadrien>

On Sat, Oct 6, 2018 at 5:16 PM Julia Lawall <> wrote:
> Git log -S or -G make it possible to find commits that have particular
> words in the changed lines.  Sometimes it would be helpful to search for
> words in the removed lines or in the added lines specifically.  From the
> implementation, I had the impression that this would be easy to implement.
> The main question would be how to allow the user to specify what is
> wanted.

As far as I know this isn't possible. The --diff-filter option is
similar in spirit, but e.g. adding "foo" and then removing it from an
existing file will both be covered under --diff-filter=M, so that
isn't what you're looking for.

  reply	other threads:[~2018-10-06 16:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-10-06 15:14 git log -S or -G Julia Lawall
2018-10-06 16:22 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason [this message]
2018-10-07  0:48   ` Junio C Hamano
2018-10-07  5:21     ` Julia Lawall
2018-10-08 23:09       ` Junio C Hamano
2018-10-09  3:21         ` Jeff King
2018-10-09  3:58           ` Jacob Keller
2018-10-09  6:39             ` Julia Lawall
2018-10-09  5:21           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-10-09 12:45             ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-10-09 13:51               ` Julia Lawall

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