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Count Changed Lines in Git

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Count Changed Lines in Git

Counting changed line in Git is important for keeping track of versions when practicing DevOps. Learn how to do it easily with this simple tip.

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Learn more about how CareerBuilder was able to resolve customer issues 5x faster by using Scalyr, the fastest log management tool on the market. 

I have a favourite set of switches to git log, but today I wanted to answer the question "You deleted how much code today?" so I thought I'd share how I did that.


git log --numstat will show you how many lines were added (first column) and removed (next column) per file, kind of a more scientific version of the --stat switch. And if you're thinking of scripting this to gather stats, try it with --oneline as well, it's easier to parse.

Find out more about how Scalyr built a proprietary database that does not use text indexing for their log management tool.

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