I am in master branch, I need to get the list of files in each commit id, I am not able to retrieve any files using the merge commit id, If a merge happens from a different branch to master, then if use the regular (git show or git diff tree) for the merge commit id it returns nothing. Basically I am not able to get the list of files that has been modified in differnt branch and merged to master. Is there a way to get the list of files using merge commit id ..??
Thanks in advance..!!
git diff --stat is probably what you're after:
cfuller@crf:~/src/atlassian/jira [master]$ git show f2ba530 commit f2ba530462ecbe9ef12cc0d1bb5355ca09495475 Merge: 246473c f6100d6 Author: Richard Cordova <email@example.com> Date: Fri Jun 6 03:25:24 2014 +0000 Merge pull request #1052 in JIRA/jira from issue/JDEV-27150 to release * commit 'f6100d6681211c819abe13c7ea543b7f64eadfde': JDEV-27150: Ensure only one node executes upgrade tasks cfuller@crf:~/src/atlassian/jira [master]$ git diff --stat 246473c..f2ba5304 jira-components/jira-plugins/jira-sal-plugin/src/main/java/com/atlassian/sal/jira/upgrade/JiraPluginUpgradeManager.java | 39 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++- 1 file changed, 38 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
Sometimes what you want is the other merge parent, but clearly not here:
cfuller@crf:~/src/atlassian/jira [master]$ git diff --stat f6100d6..f2ba530 jira-components/jira-plugins/jira-bundled-plugins/pom.xml | 2 +- pom.xml | 2 +- 2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
This is because, for a merge, the list of modified files depend on which parent you are comparing from. For example, the merge of the branch 'foo' to the branch 'master' will have a different list of modified files if the comparison is 'foo -> merge' or 'master -> merge'.
So to see the list of modified files, just run the diff command indicating which parent you want the diff to be compared to:
git diff merge^ merge --name-status
git diff merge^2 merge --name-status
And so on (merge^n) to compare to any other parent of the merge.
Note that the different notations supported by Git (commit^n, commit~n, etc.) are explained in the manual of the rev-parse command:
git help -w rev-parse
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