How Do I Get the Hash for the Current Commit in Git?

Better Stack Team
Updated on June 24, 2024

To get the hash for the current commit in Git, you can use the git rev-parse HEAD command. Here's how you can do it:

git rev-parse HEAD

When you run this command, Git will output the full commit hash of the current commit.


  • The HEAD pointer in Git refers to the current commit. By using git rev-parse HEAD, you're asking Git to resolve the reference to the commit hash.
  • The commit hash is a unique identifier for each commit in the repository.
  • You can use the commit hash to reference or identify specific commits in Git, for example, when checking out a specific commit or when referring to commits in Git commands.
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