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Chapter: The '6' core git operations
Lecture: Log

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0:00 The next idea to dive into is log and log tells us what changes have been
0:05 made to software. So for example in my terminal I would type,
0:09 git log and it'll say over in c python,
0:12 Michael made some merged from his fork and then a little bit further back we have
0:17 Zachary where updated zlib on windows and Julian Pollard fixed.
0:23 Superfluous back tick in front of the role and so on.
0:26 Right. So this tells us what's happened if you look at this.
0:29 Yeah, it's useful but usually you don't work with it that way.
0:34 Usually we have a higher level of view.
0:36 So for example in visual studio code,
0:39 we can go over and look at the git timeline for a file and it has
0:44 things like merge, remote tracking branch or a bump version to prepare for release or
0:50 all these different things here. Right.
0:52 So this is a different projects.
0:54 So the messages are different but you can see it has kind of a nicer view
0:58 here that you can go through and explore and interact with over on PyCharm.
1:03 We have even more, we can go to the log and you can actually see
1:06 all the different branches and how they link back together,
1:09 it will highlight which ones are in the branch that you have selected and all of
1:13 those things. Similarly in source tree and the other things.
1:16 Alright, so the foundation of being able to basically see the history, this the log of repository.