How to find the latest commit made on a branch?

I'm trying to extract the last commit made to a certain branch.


I have something like this here:{abcd}/repos/{abcde-fghi}/branches/info/{CommitID} but what I do not get in this request is the time the last commit was made to this branch.

Is there a way to achieve that?

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Hi Vivek,

You can use the following to get the last commit:

git log -1 

To just get the date you can do the following:

git log -1 --format=%cd 



If you need to get latest commit on a branch through the REST api, try the "/commits" call with the "until" parameter set to the branch you are interested in, and limit=1 to get the single tip commit from the branch.



The "authorTimestamp" in the result will tell you when the commit was first created.

If you're on Bitbucket 5.0 or newer, then a "committerTimestamp" should be present as well.   If an original commit was rebased or cherry-picked or squashed, the "committerTimestamp" will tell you when those operations happened.

The actual "push" time for when the commit arrived at the server is much harder to determine.

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