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NAME

       git-annotate - Annotate file lines with commit information

SYNOPSIS

       git annotate [options] file [revision]

DESCRIPTION

       Annotates each line in the given file with information from the commit which introduced
       the line. Optionally annotates from a given revision.

       The only difference between this command and git-blame(1) is that they use slightly
       different output formats, and this command exists only for backward compatibility to
       support existing scripts, and provide a more familiar command name for people coming from
       other SCM systems.

OPTIONS

       -b
           Show blank SHA-1 for boundary commits. This can also be controlled via the
           blame.blankboundary config option.

       --root
           Do not treat root commits as boundaries. This can also be controlled via the
           blame.showroot config option.

       --show-stats
           Include additional statistics at the end of blame output.

       -L <start>,<end>, -L :<regex>
           Annotate only the given line range. May be specified multiple times. Overlapping
           ranges are allowed.

           <start> and <end> are optional. “-L <start>” or “-L <start>,” spans from <start> to
           end of file. “-L ,<end>” spans from start of file to <end>.

           <start> and <end> can take one of these forms:

           ·   number

               If <start> or <end> is a number, it specifies an absolute line number (lines count
               from 1).

           ·   /regex/

               This form will use the first line matching the given POSIX regex. If <start> is a
               regex, it will search from the end of the previous -L range, if any, otherwise
               from the start of file. If <start> is “^/regex/”, it will search from the start of
               file. If <end> is a regex, it will search starting at the line given by <start>.

           ·   +offset or -offset

               This is only valid for <end> and will specify a number of lines before or after
               the line given by <start>.

           If “:<regex>” is given in place of <start> and <end>, it denotes the range from the
           first funcname line that matches <regex>, up to the next funcname line. “:<regex>”
           searches from the end of the previous -L range, if any, otherwise from the start of
           file. “^:<regex>” searches from the start of file.

       -l
           Show long rev (Default: off).

       -t
           Show raw timestamp (Default: off).

       -S <revs-file>
           Use revisions from revs-file instead of calling git-rev-list(1).

       --reverse
           Walk history forward instead of backward. Instead of showing the revision in which a
           line appeared, this shows the last revision in which a line has existed. This requires
           a range of revision like START..END where the path to blame exists in START.

       -p, --porcelain
           Show in a format designed for machine consumption.

       --line-porcelain
           Show the porcelain format, but output commit information for each line, not just the
           first time a commit is referenced. Implies --porcelain.

       --incremental
           Show the result incrementally in a format designed for machine consumption.

       --encoding=<encoding>
           Specifies the encoding used to output author names and commit summaries. Setting it to
           none makes blame output unconverted data. For more information see the discussion
           about encoding in the git-log(1) manual page.

       --contents <file>
           When <rev> is not specified, the command annotates the changes starting backwards from
           the working tree copy. This flag makes the command pretend as if the working tree copy
           has the contents of the named file (specify - to make the command read from the
           standard input).

       --date <format>
           The value is one of the following alternatives:
           {relative,local,default,iso,rfc,short}. If --date is not provided, the value of the
           blame.date config variable is used. If the blame.date config variable is also not set,
           the iso format is used. For more information, See the discussion of the --date option
           at git-log(1).

       -M|<num>|
           Detect moved or copied lines within a file. When a commit moves or copies a block of
           lines (e.g. the original file has A and then B, and the commit changes it to B and
           then A), the traditional blame algorithm notices only half of the movement and
           typically blames the lines that were moved up (i.e. B) to the parent and assigns blame
           to the lines that were moved down (i.e. A) to the child commit. With this option, both
           groups of lines are blamed on the parent by running extra passes of inspection.

           <num> is optional but it is the lower bound on the number of alphanumeric characters
           that Git must detect as moving/copying within a file for it to associate those lines
           with the parent commit. The default value is 20.

       -C|<num>|
           In addition to -M, detect lines moved or copied from other files that were modified in
           the same commit. This is useful when you reorganize your program and move code around
           across files. When this option is given twice, the command additionally looks for
           copies from other files in the commit that creates the file. When this option is given
           three times, the command additionally looks for copies from other files in any commit.

           <num> is optional but it is the lower bound on the number of alphanumeric characters
           that Git must detect as moving/copying between files for it to associate those lines
           with the parent commit. And the default value is 40. If there are more than one -C
           options given, the <num> argument of the last -C will take effect.

       -h
           Show help message.

SEE ALSO

       git-blame(1)

GIT

       Part of the git(1) suite