git-draw draws nearly the full content of a tiny git repository as a graph. For example after the following few git commands
git init echo 'hello world' > greeting.txt git add greeting.txt git commit -m 'initial commit' git tag R1 -m R1 echo 'bye bye' > parting.txt git add parting.txt git commit -m 'added parting' echo 'welcome' > greeting.txt git add greeting.txt
git-draw will display the following image
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git-draw script contains.
NAME git-draw - draws nearly the full content of a tiny git repository as a graph SYNOPSIS git-draw [OPTION]... PREREQUISITES You don't need all of these if you use git-draw with certain options. - graphviz (http://www.graphviz.org/) - imagemagick (http://www.imagemagick.org) If you have apt you can install these with: sudo apt-get install graphviz imagemagick DESCRIPTION git-draw is composed of three main steps, where the 2nd and 3rd are just for convenience and are not part of git-draw's core responsibility. 1) A .dot file describing the repository's content as a graph is created. 2) dot (see graphviz) is called to produce an image out of that .dot file. 3) display (see imagemagick) is called to display that image. The current working directory must be at the root of the working tree of your project, i.e. the directory which contains the .git directory. The intention is to help learning Git's basic concepts (references, Git objects, SHA-1 checksum over content as id). Virtually all information concerning Git's basic concepts is contained in the drawing. Thus git-draw is aimed at tiny toy Git repositories and at users with an engineer background, i.e. users which are not scared off by terms like checksum, references aka pointers and graphs. OPTIONS -p, --print-only Only prints the .dot file to STDOUT. Mutually exclusive with --image-only. -i, --image-only Only generates an image of the graph, and a .dot file beforehand. Mutually exclusive with --print-only. AUTHOR Written by Florian Kaufmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> COPYRIGHT Florian Kaufmann 2014. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.