Today I Learned

hashrocket A Hashrocket project

First Commit on a Git Repo

I like to read commit logs.

Today I wanted to see the first commit on a project. Here's what I used:

$ git rev-list --max-parents=0 HEAD


Show me the commits that led to HEAD in reverse chronological order; then limit those results to the commits with no parent.

Here's a small modification, to show the entire commit rather than the SHA alone:

$ git show $(git rev-list --max-parents=0 HEAD)
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