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Git Version Control Cookbook

By : Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss
Book Image

Git Version Control Cookbook

By: Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Git Version Control Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Extracting the top contributor

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.

Getting ready

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.

Clone the jgit repository as follows:

$ git clone chapter6
$ cd chapter6

How to do it...

The shortlog Git command is very simple and does not leave a lot of options or flags to use with it. It can show the log but in a boiled-down version, and then it can summarize it for us:

  1. Start by showing the last five commits with shortlog. We can use -5 to limit the amount of output:

    $ git shortlog -5
    Jonathan Nieder (1):
          Update commons-compress to 1.6