Git has a few built-in stats you can get instantaneously. The
git log command has different options, such as
--numstat, that will show the number of files added and lines deleted for each file since each commit. However, for finding the top committer in the repository, we can just use the
git shortlog command.
As with all the examples throughout the book, we are using the
jgit repository; you can either clone it or go to one of the clones you might already have.
jgit repository as follows:
$ git clone https://git.eclipse.org/r/jgit/jgit chapter6 $ cd chapter6
Start by showing the last five commits with
shortlog. We can use
-5to limit the amount of output:
$ git shortlog -5 Jonathan Nieder (1): Update commons-compress to 1.6 Matthias...