Git - Tracking method/function history
git log command helps us to view the information about previous commits occurred in the project. But do you know, you can see the history of any method/function in your codebase easily with:
git log -L :function:path/to/file
A quick example on this command:
It cannot necessarily handle all the languages, for that, you need to configure the git config correctly in order for git to recognize method/function declarations in that specific language.
I checked for
C, it's working without adding any particular language-specific configuration.
Interestingly, if you wish to check the history for some specific number of lines within the file, you can check with:
$ git log -L :<start>,<end>:<file>
You can also pass regex to find anything in your codebase files using:
git log -L :<regex>:<file>
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