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Improve git log readability #1439

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smashwilson commented May 4, 2018

The console output created by enabling github.gitDiagnostics isn't very readable. The actual git command is obfuscated by all of the -c arguments that we add to improve parseability.


I've improved its legibility by generating the formattedArgs string before we manipulate the args object:


I've also added some post-processing on the commands' stdout and stderr, to reveal hidden characters that we use like null bytes and unicode field separator characters:


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@smashwilson smashwilson merged commit 8b0226d into master May 4, 2018

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