Git file blame (FREE ALL)
Git blame provides more information about every line in a file, including the last modified time, author, and commit hash.
View blame for a file
- The file type must be text-based. The GitLab UI does not display
git blameresults for binary files.
To view the blame for a file:
- Go to your project's Code > Repository.
- Select the file you want to review.
- In the upper-right corner, select Blame.
When you select Blame, this information is displayed:
If you hover over a commit in the UI, the commit's precise date and time are shown.
Blame previous commit
Introduced in GitLab 12.7.
To see earlier revisions of a specific line, select View blame prior to this change until you've found the changes you're interested in viewing:
If you're running
git from the command line, the equivalent command is
git blame <filename>. For example, if you want to find
README.md file in the local directory, run the following command:
git blame README.md
The output looks similar to the following, which includes the commit time in UTC format:
62e2353a (Achilleas Pipinellis 2019-07-11 14:52:18 +0300 1) [![build status](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-docs/badges/master/build.svg)](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/gitlab-docs/commits/master) fb0fc7d6 (Achilleas Pipinellis 2016-11-07 22:21:22 +0100 2) ^764ca75 (Connor Shea 2016-10-05 23:40:24 -0600 3) # GitLab Documentation ^764ca75 (Connor Shea 2016-10-05 23:40:24 -0600 4) 0e62ed6d (Mike Jang 2019-11-26 21:44:53 +0000 5) This project hosts the repository used to generate the GitLab 0e62ed6d (Mike Jang 2019-11-26 21:44:53 +0000 6) documentation website and deployed to https://docs.gitlab.com. It uses the
File blame through the API
You can also get this information over the Git file blame REST API.