It’s not easy to view the Git log in command line but most of the time is the most straight forward way or sometimes, the only way you could view the Git commit history.
Tig is a ncurses-based interface to view your Git repository.
Installation on OS X using Homebrew:
brew install tig
Installation on Ubuntu:
apt-get install tig
- Tig: text-mode interface for Git
- The Tig Manual
- Christopher Batey’s Blog – Git + Tig: Viewing Git history from command line
- Using Tig: A Text Interface for Git