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       git-name-rev - Find symbolic names for given revs


       git name-rev [--tags] [--refs=<pattern>]
                      ( --all | --stdin | <commit-ish>... )


       Finds symbolic names suitable for human digestion for revisions given
       in any format parsable by git rev-parse.


           Do not use branch names, but only tags to name the commits

           Only use refs whose names match a given shell pattern. The pattern
           can be one of branch name, tag name or fully qualified ref name.

           List all commits reachable from all refs

           Transform stdin by substituting all the 40-character SHA-1 hexes
           (say $hex) with "$hex ($rev_name)". When used with --name-only,
           substitute with "$rev_name", omitting $hex altogether. Intended for
           the scripter's use.

           Instead of printing both the SHA-1 and the name, print only the
           name. If given with --tags the usual tag prefix of "tags/" is also
           omitted from the name, matching the output of git-describe more

           Die with error code != 0 when a reference is undefined, instead of
           printing undefined.

           Show uniquely abbreviated commit object as fallback.


       Given a commit, find out where it is relative to the local refs. Say
       somebody wrote you about that fantastic commit
       33db5f4d9027a10e477ccf054b2c1ab94f74c85a. Of course, you look into the
       commit, but that only tells you what happened, but not the context.

       Enter git name-rev:

           % git name-rev 33db5f4d9027a10e477ccf054b2c1ab94f74c85a
           33db5f4d9027a10e477ccf054b2c1ab94f74c85a tags/v0.99~940

       Now you are wiser, because you know that it happened 940 revisions
       before v0.99.

       Another nice thing you can do is:

           % git log | git name-rev --stdin


       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.9.0                         06/13/2016                   git-name-rev(1)

git 2.9.0 - Generated Thu Jun 23 19:11:21 CDT 2016
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