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GIT-REFLOG(1)                                    Git Manual                                    GIT-REFLOG(1)



NAME
       git-reflog - Manage reflog information

SYNOPSIS
       git reflog <subcommand> <options>


DESCRIPTION
       The command takes various subcommands, and different options depending on the subcommand:

           git reflog expire [--dry-run] [--stale-fix] [--verbose]
                   [--expire=<time>] [--expire-unreachable=<time>] [--all] <refs>...
           git reflog delete ref@{specifier}...
           git reflog [show] [log-options] [<ref>]


       Reflog is a mechanism to record when the tip of branches are updated. This command is to manage the
       information recorded in it.

       The subcommand "expire" is used to prune older reflog entries. Entries older than expire time, or
       entries older than expire-unreachable time and not reachable from the current tip, are removed from
       the reflog. This is typically not used directly by the end users -- instead, see git-gc(1).

       The subcommand "show" (which is also the default, in the absence of any subcommands) will take all
       the normal log options, and show the log of the reference provided in the command-line (or HEAD, by
       default). The reflog will cover all recent actions (HEAD reflog records branch switching as well). It
       is an alias for git log -g --abbrev-commit --pretty=oneline; see git-log(1).

       The reflog is useful in various Git commands, to specify the old value of a reference. For example,
       HEAD@{2} means "where HEAD used to be two moves ago", master@{one.week.ago} means "where master used
       to point to one week ago", and so on. See gitrevisions(7) for more details.

       To delete single entries from the reflog, use the subcommand "delete" and specify the exact entry
       (e.g. "git reflog delete master@{2}").

OPTIONS
       --stale-fix
           This revamps the logic -- the definition of "broken commit" becomes: a commit that is not
           reachable from any of the refs and there is a missing object among the commit, tree, or blob
           objects reachable from it that is not reachable from any of the refs.

           This computation involves traversing all the reachable objects, i.e. it has the same cost as git
           prune. Fortunately, once this is run, we should not have to ever worry about missing objects,
           because the current prune and pack-objects know about reflogs and protect objects referred by
           them.

       --expire=<time>
           Entries older than this time are pruned. Without the option it is taken from configuration
           gc.reflogExpire, which in turn defaults to 90 days.

       --expire-unreachable=<time>
           Entries older than this time and not reachable from the current tip of the branch are pruned.
           Without the option it is taken from configuration gc.reflogExpireUnreachable, which in turn
           defaults to 30 days.

       --all
           Instead of listing <refs> explicitly, prune all refs.

       --updateref
           Update the ref with the sha1 of the top reflog entry (i.e. <ref>@{0}) after expiring or deleting.

       --rewrite
           While expiring or deleting, adjust each reflog entry to ensure that the old sha1 field points to
           the new sha1 field of the previous entry.

       --verbose
           Print extra information on screen.

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite



Git 1.8.3                                        05/24/2013                                    GIT-REFLOG(1)

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