I really like the short git log format where I can see author, date and change description like this:
git log --pretty=format:"%h%x09%an%x09%ad%x09%s"
fbc3503 mads Thu Dec 4 07:43:27 2008 +0000 show mobile if phone is null... ec36490 jesper Wed Nov 26 05:41:37 2008 +0000 Cleanup after : Using timezon ae62afd tobias Tue Nov 25 21:42:55 2008 +0000 Fixed #67 by adding time zone supp 164be7e mads Tue Nov 25 19:56:43 2008 +0000 fixed tests, and a 'unending appoi
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Now, the question is, how do I save this as a new format on my machine so I only have to write something like, for instance:
git log --format=jespers_favourite
Considering the git log manual page mentions:
Pretty-print the contents of the commit logs in a given format, where can be one of oneline, short, medium, full, fuller, email, raw and format:. When omitted, the format defaults to medium.
<format> can only have predefined values.
That only leaves you the possibility to define an alias as a shortcut for that command.
[alias] jespers_favourite = log --pretty=format:"%h%x09%an%x09%ad%x09%s"
[alias] compactlog = log --pretty=format:"%h%x09%an%x09%ad%x09%s"
Escaping the quotes worked until I tried adding custom colors.
For that, I also had to add an additional set of regular quotes around the escaped ones, e.g.
log --pretty=format:"\"%C(#9be3bc) %s\""
Answered By – VonC