How Can I See the Changes in a Git Commit?

Better Stack Team
Updated on June 24, 2024

To see the changes introduced by a specific Git commit, you can use the git show command followed by the commit hash. Here's how:

git show <commit-hash>

Replace <commit-hash> with the hash of the commit you want to inspect. You can find the commit hash by using commands such as git log or git reflog.

For example, to see the changes introduced by a commit with the hash abcdef123, you would run:

git show abcdef123

This command will display the commit message, author information, timestamp, and the diff of changes introduced by the specified commit.


  • The git show command displays the changes introduced by the specified commit in a unified diff format.
  • You can also use other options with git show to customize the output format or limit the displayed information.
  • If you want to see the changes for multiple commits, you can specify a range of commits, such as git show <commit-hash1>..<commit-hash2>, to display the changes between two commits.
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