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GIT-NAME-REV(1)                                  Git Manual                                  GIT-NAME-REV(1)

       git-name-rev - Find symbolic names for given revs

       git name-rev [--tags] [--refs=<pattern>]
                      ( --all | --stdin | <committish>... )

       Finds symbolic names suitable for human digestion for revisions given in any format parsable by git

           Do not use branch names, but only tags to name the commits

           Only use refs whose names match a given shell pattern.

           List all commits reachable from all refs

           Read from stdin, append "(<rev_name>)" to all sha1's of nameable commits, and pass to stdout

           Instead of printing both the SHA-1 and the name, print only the name. If given with --tags the
           usual tag prefix of "tags/" is also omitted from the name, matching the output of git-describe
           more closely.

           Die with error code != 0 when a reference is undefined, instead of printing undefined.

           Show uniquely abbreviated commit object as fallback.

       Given a commit, find out where it is relative to the local refs. Say somebody wrote you about that
       fantastic commit 33db5f4d9027a10e477ccf054b2c1ab94f74c85a. Of course, you look into the commit, but
       that only tells you what happened, but not the context.

       Enter git name-rev:

           % git name-rev 33db5f4d9027a10e477ccf054b2c1ab94f74c85a
           33db5f4d9027a10e477ccf054b2c1ab94f74c85a tags/v0.99~940

       Now you are wiser, because you know that it happened 940 revisions before v0.99.

       Another nice thing you can do is:

           % git log | git name-rev --stdin

       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 1.8.3                                        05/24/2013                                  GIT-NAME-REV(1)

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