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Re: git, magit: nth diff before

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: git, magit: nth diff before
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:27:43 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Andreas Röhler <> writes:


> let's assume wont to see a git diff from 9th to 8th commit before
> head.
> Is there a convenient command using magic, i.e. giving arguments as
> numbers?

Since I usually don't know if I want to show the 9th or 8th commit
before HEAD, I do `l l` in the magit buffer to get the short log, and
then I move point on the commit I want to show and hit RET.

But you can also use `magit-show-commit', e.g.,

  M-x magit-show-commit RET HEAD^^^^^^^^^ RET

or equivalently

  M-x magit-show-commit RET HEAD~9 RET

from the magit buffer.


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