Friday, February 11, 2022 [Tweets] [Favorites]

git config blame.ignoreRevsFile

Arnout Boks (via Cédric Luthi):

A long-standing objection to making bulk changes to code using automated tools (e.g. to conform to a given code style) is that it clutters the output of git blame. With git 2.23, this does not have to be the case anymore!

[…]

Because these bulk changes render git blame useless, many teams refrain from applying automated style changes of this magnitude. That means they have to live with either a coding standard that they would rather not have, or with a codebase that does not follow their standards.

[…]

Using --ignore-rev, one can specify a commit to be ignored by git blame.

[…]

When multiple bulk commits were added over time, it takes quite some effort to add a --ignore-rev for each of them in order to get a ‘clean’ output for git blame. Luckily, git also provides a way to make this easier on us. In your repository, create a file to hold commit hashes of commits to be ignored by git blame. Naming this file .git-blame-ignore-revs seems to be a common convention.

Comments

Stay up-to-date by subscribing to the Comments RSS Feed for this post.

Leave a Comment