git-shortlog - Summarize 'git log' output


   git log --pretty=short | git shortlog [<options>]
   git shortlog [<options>] [<revision range>] [[--] <path>...]


   Summarizes git log output in a format suitable for inclusion in release
   announcements. Each commit will be grouped by author and title.

   Additionally, "[PATCH]" will be stripped from the commit description.

   If no revisions are passed on the command line and either standard
   input is not a terminal or there is no current branch, git shortlog
   will output a summary of the log read from standard input, without
   reference to the current repository.


   -n, --numbered
       Sort output according to the number of commits per author instead
       of author alphabetic order.

   -s, --summary
       Suppress commit description and provide a commit count summary

   -e, --email
       Show the email address of each author.

       Instead of the commit subject, use some other information to
       describe each commit.  <format> can be any string accepted by the
       --format option of git log, such as * [%h] %s. (See the "PRETTY
       FORMATS" section of git-log(1).)

           Each pretty-printed commit will be rewrapped before it is shown.

       Linewrap the output by wrapping each line at width. The first line
       of each entry is indented by indent1 spaces, and the second and
       subsequent lines are indented by indent2 spaces.  width, indent1,
       and indent2 default to 76, 6 and 9 respectively.

       If width is 0 (zero) then indent the lines of the output without
       wrapping them.

   <revision range>
       Show only commits in the specified revision range. When no
       <revision range> is specified, it defaults to HEAD (i.e. the whole
       history leading to the current commit).  origin..HEAD specifies all
       the commits reachable from the current commit (i.e.  HEAD), but not
       from origin. For a complete list of ways to spell <revision range>,
       see the "Specifying Ranges" section of gitrevisions(7).

   [--] <path>...
       Consider only commits that are enough to explain how the files that
       match the specified paths came to be.

       Paths may need to be prefixed with "-- " to separate them from
       options or the revision range, when confusion arises.


   The .mailmap feature is used to coalesce together commits by the same
   person in the shortlog, where their name and/or email address was
   spelled differently.

   If the file .mailmap exists at the toplevel of the repository, or at
   the location pointed to by the mailmap.file or mailmap.blob
   configuration options, it is used to map author and committer names and
   email addresses to canonical real names and email addresses.

   In the simple form, each line in the file consists of the canonical
   real name of an author, whitespace, and an email address used in the
   commit (enclosed by < and >) to map to the name. For example:

       Proper Name <commit@email.xx>

   The more complex forms are:

       <proper@email.xx> <commit@email.xx>

   which allows mailmap to replace only the email part of a commit, and:

       Proper Name <proper@email.xx> <commit@email.xx>

   which allows mailmap to replace both the name and the email of a commit
   matching the specified commit email address, and:

       Proper Name <proper@email.xx> Commit Name <commit@email.xx>

   which allows mailmap to replace both the name and the email of a commit
   matching both the specified commit name and email address.

   Example 1: Your history contains commits by two authors, Jane and Joe,
   whose names appear in the repository under several forms:

       Joe Developer <>
       Joe R. Developer <>
       Jane Doe <>
       Jane Doe <jane@laptop.(none)>
       Jane D. <jane@desktop.(none)>

   Now suppose that Joe wants his middle name initial used, and Jane
   prefers her family name fully spelled out. A proper .mailmap file would
   look like:

       Jane Doe         <jane@desktop.(none)>
       Joe R. Developer <>

   Note how there is no need for an entry for <jane@laptop.(none)>,
   because the real name of that author is already correct.

   Example 2: Your repository contains commits from the following authors:

       nick1 <bugs@company.xx>
       nick2 <bugs@company.xx>
       nick2 <nick2@company.xx>
       santa <me@company.xx>
       claus <me@company.xx>
       CTO <cto@coompany.xx>

   Then you might want a .mailmap file that looks like:

       <cto@company.xx>                       <cto@coompany.xx>
       Some Dude <some@dude.xx>         nick1 <bugs@company.xx>
       Other Author <other@author.xx>   nick2 <bugs@company.xx>
       Other Author <other@author.xx>         <nick2@company.xx>
       Santa Claus <santa.claus@northpole.xx> <me@company.xx>

   Use hash # for comments that are either on their own line, or after the
   email address.


   Part of the git(1) suite


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