Ever wondered how many commits you’ve contributed to a project? Or perhaps, which coworker has really done nothing (or maybe they have huge changes and fewer commits!) Well, wonder no more, for
git shortlog is a nice way to find out.
I’m running this on my clone of jekyll, which is how this blog is generated:
$ git shortlog -s -n 135 Tom Preston-Werner 15 Jack Danger Canty 10 Chris Van Pelt 7 Mark Reid 6 remi 3 Mikael Lind 3 Toby DiPasquale 2 Aristotle Pagaltzis 2 Basil Shkara 2 John Reilly 2 PJ Hyett 1 Marc Chung 1 Nick Gerakines 1 Nick Quaranto 1 Tom Kirchner
-s option squashes all of the commit messages into the number of commits, and the
-n option sorts the list by number of commits.
This command could also be useful for changelogs, since you could easily dump all the changes each person has done. There’s a few other neat options:
-e will append emails, and you can control columns widths with
-w. Check out the manpage for more information.