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Have git show what changed after pulling

When pulling in the latest changes from the Cappuccino repository, I often ask myself what changed, that is, in which places I can expect improvements or differences. I found it therefore favorable to have git show me just that. After some searching, it turns out this is quite easy.

When pulling in the latest changes from the Cappuccino repository, I often ask myself what changed, that is, in which places I can expect improvements or differences. I found it therefore favorable to have git show me just that. After some searching, it turns out this is quite easy. Just open your ~/.gitconfig file and add the following two lines:

[alias]
  pulled = log -p --reverse --no-merges --stat @{1}..

From now on, you can use git pulled to show those changes. If you just want to see the commits but not the actual code that changed, simply remove the -p flag.

During searching I also found a rather nice list of tweaks to your ~/.gitconfig, which turns on coloring and other fancy things.