- "git diff --pretty=format:<string>" to allow more flexible
+ - "git diff --no-index" can read from '-' (standard input).
+ - "git diff" also learned --exit-code to exit with non-zero
+ status when it found differences. In the future we might
+ want to make this the default but that would be a rather big
+ backward incompatible change; it will stay as an option for
+ - "git branch --track" can be used to set up configuration
+ variables to help it easier to base your work on branches
+ you track from a remote site.
+ - "git format-patch --attach" now emits attachments. Use
+ --inline to get an inlined multipart/mixed.
- "git name-rev" learned --refs=<pattern>, to limit the tags
used for naming the given revisions only to the ones
matching the given pattern.
- "git bundle" can help sneaker-netting your changes between
+ - "git mergetool" can help 3-way file-level conflict
+ resolution with your favorite graphical merge tools.
- A new configuration "core.symlinks" can be used to disable
symlinks on filesystems that do not support them; they are
checked out as regular files instead.
* Updated behaviour of existing commands.
+ - "git fsck" does not barf on corrupt loose objects.
+ - "git archimport" allows remapping when coming up with git
+ branch names from arch names.
- git-svn got almost a rewrite.
- core.autocrlf configuration, when set to 'true', makes git
- "git fetch" (hence "git clone" and "git pull") are less
noisy when the output does not go to tty.
+ - "git fetch" between repositories with many refs were slow
+ even when there are not many changes that needed
+ transferring. This has been sped up by partially rewriting
+ the heaviest parts in C.
+ - "git mailinfo" which splits an e-mail into a patch and the
+ metainformation was rewritten, thanks to Don Zickus. It
+ handles nested multipart better.
+ - send-email learned configurable bcc and chain-reply-to.
+ - Using objects from packs is now seriouly optimized by clever
+ use of a cache. This should be most noticeable in git-log
+ family of commands that involve reading many tree objects.
+ In addition, traversing revisions while filtering changes
+ with pathspecs is made faster by terminating the comparison
+ between the trees as early as possible.
- The sample update hook to show how to send out notification
the repository. Earlier, it showed new commits that appeared
+ - git-revert, git-gc and git-cherry-pick are now built-ins.
echo O=`git describe master`
git shortlog --no-merges $O..master ^maint