Add commit history on folders (BB-8483)

Issue #7297 open
Edi Modrić
created an issue


one of the top features I love GitHub for (I hope you don't mind comparing you guys to GitHub) is the ability to view the commit history for a folder.

For example:

The link above displays the commit history for src/Symfony/Component/EventDispatcher folder of the repository in a way that all commits that didn't touch the folder and any items inside of it are just filtered out.

In other words, only commits that changed something inside that foder are displayed.

Since viewing commit history for a folder in git is simple as git log src/Symfony/Component/EventDispatcher, I suppose this should be trivial to implement.

Thanks for listening!

Comments (60)

  1. Jeremy

    I agree with other people, I can't believe this feature isn't already here and also isn't in the roadmap ... I was thinking of switching from a local Gitlab to bitbucket, but this feature is really a requirement.

    Any chance to (re)add this feature in your roadmap?

  2. Edi Modrić reporter

    I agree with j0k. This is such an essential feature which seems like it's easy enough to implement, considering that most of the code is probably already existing.

  3. tuan ha

    I think this is very basic function of versioning, but still wondering what problem the team facing is, any trouble for this? TFS / GitHub provide this from the its first version.

    This request is sent over +3 years ago, but no any news from team. I'm a bit disappointed!

  4. Yury Tilis

    Agreed, this is in no way duplicate functionality. They're related, but marking this a duplicate would be a mistake, as resolving the other ticket does not necessarily resolve this one.

  5. Matt Tylenda

    @Michael Frauenholtz Please prioritize this feature! How can this be an untouched 4 year old ticket?! Quite annoying that there are a few aspects that are inferior to github. It is frustrating to find myself saying, "I could do this in github, but not in bitbucket" to my clients and coworkers...

  6. Tim Bowen

    Any update on this? It's been 4 years.

    We're having the same "but you can do this on github" question for seeing past history of a folder and we're going to need to cancel our bitbucket account and move everything to github eventually if this is not fixed.

  7. Thet Hlaing

    I was really surprised when I found out this feature is missing. I thought it is the basic feature of git repo. Is there any workaround or plugin to accomplish this feature? If not, need to move back to gitlab

  8. William Kennedy

    @Tim Bowen , this is what I did. Unfortunatelly, we had to move to Github because this is a very important feature and Atlassian don't give a shit for this implementation. They think the UI enhancement is more important than a basic feature. Sad.

  9. jalius welch

    anything on this? this is a feature that would greatly improve productivity and just makes sense (i.e. no negatives, its literally blank space being replaced with relevant information).

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