How to output git log with the first line only?


I am trying to customize the format for git log. I want all commits to be shown in one line. Each line should only show the first line of the commit message.
I found out that git log --pretty=short should do the trick but on my computer it shows the full log as git log does (besides the time stamp).

Further, I tried to use the placeholders as defined in the man page. Though, I could not find a command to shorten the log message. I tried this line git log --pretty=format:'%h : %s' which shows the shorted hash %hand the full message %s in one line.

I am using git version on Vista.

Maybe it has something to do with the way I write my commit messages. Here is an example:

Added some functionality.
+ Added print function in Foo class.
+ Added conversion from foo to baz.

So, with the example given I only want to be output Added some functionality. prepended by the shortend hash.


Have you tried this?

git log --oneline 

It's an alias for git log --pretty=oneline --abbrev-commit, and displays the "short sha" and "short description", for example:

9bee8857 Write more code
831fdd6e Write some code Second line of message

The problem is that you are missing an empty line after the first line of your commit message. The command above usually works for me, but I just tested on a commit without empty second line. I got the same result as you: the whole message on one line.

Empty second line is a standard in git commit messages. The behaviour you see was probably implemented on purpose.

The first line of a commit message is meant to be a short description. If you cannot make it in a single line you can use several, but git considers everything before the first empty line to be the "short description". oneline prints the whole short description, so all your 3 rows.

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