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Bash script to list commits by Pivotal Tracker ID

The main benefit of our convention to prefix commits by their corresponding Pivotal Tracker ID is that we can easily detect commits that belong to the same story. You can either do that manually or use the bash script below by copying it somewhere to your .bashrc.

# Usage: ptcommits #123456 function ptcommits { if test "$1" then local PTID=$(echo "$1" | grep "[0-9]*" -o) # Allow URLs git log --oneline | grep "$PTID" | grep "^[a-z0-9]*" -o | xargs --no-run-if-empty git show $2 $3 $4 else echo "Please specify a Pivotal Tracker story ID" fi } alias ptcommit='ptcommits'

Now you can use use the command like this: ptcommits 165086636 --stat. Up to three arguments are passed to git show. Example output:

commit 048054b1df87576f7c59cc0161cc331c44d2ea6b Author: Foo Bar <> Date: Fri Apr 5 14:24:24 2019 +0200 [#165086636] My Pivotal Tracker Title app/assets/javascripts/ | 22 ++++++++++++++++++++++ app/models/test.rb | 30 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 2 files changed, 52 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)


  • ptcommits #<STORY_ID> does not work, since your shell with ignore STORY_ID (it is marked as a comment). Use ptcommits '#<STORY_ID>' instead.

See also

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