How can I know what was the latest changes made to a branch?
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I am working on a new project from my development team.
So I have just cloned the project. The project has 5 branches.
I need to know what branch was the latest changes made to. So I can start working on that branch, as that would have the latest changes.
I have looked at the log. However, but that doesn’t tell me that branches those commits where made to.
Many thanks for any suggestions,
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git log --decorate would add tags and branches to each line.
Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown.
shortis specified, the ref name prefixes
refs/remotes/will not be printed.
fullis specified, the full ref name (including prefix) will be printed.
The default option is
You can use
git for-each-ref to get a list of branches ordered by the date of the last commit on those branches, for instance:
git fetch origin # Update all your remote tracking branches from origin git for-each-ref --sort=committerdate refs/remotes/origin/
The branches listed at the end have the most recent commits at their tip. (For a script that produces the relevant dates as well as the branch name you could look here.)