What does ‘git blame’ do?

From git-blame:

Annotates each line in the given file with information from the revision which last modified the line. Optionally, start annotating from the given revision.

When specified one or more times, -L restricts annotation to the requested lines.


[email protected]:~# git blame .htaccess
^e1fb2d7 (John Doe 2015-07-03 06:30:25 -0300  4) allow from all
^72fgsdl (Arthur King 2015-07-03 06:34:12 -0300  5)
^e1fb2d7 (John Doe 2015-07-03 06:30:25 -0300  6) <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
^72fgsdl (Arthur King 2015-07-03 06:34:12 -0300  7)     RewriteEngine On

Please note that git blame does not show the per-line modifications history in the chronological sense. It only shows who was the last person to have changed a line in a document up to the last commit in HEAD.

That is to say that in order to see the full history/log of a document line, you would need to run a git blame path/to/file for each commit in your git log.

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