git-dag man page

git-dag — The sleek and powerful Git history browser


git dag [options] [<since>..<until>] [[--] [<path>...]]


git-dag is a powerful Git history visualizer. git-dag presents powerful git log features in a simple-to-use graphical interface.



Prompt for a Git repository instead of using the current directory.

-r, --repo <path>

Run git dag on the git repository in <path>. Defaults to the current directory.


Print the git dag version and exit.

-h, --help

Show usage and optional arguments.

Log Options

The Log prompt allows you to pass arguments to git log. This can be used to filter the displayed history, for example entering master -- Makefile will display only commits on the master branch that touch the Makefile.

Context-Menu Actions

The right-click menu can be used to perform various actions. All actions operate on the selected commit.

You can create branches and tags, cherry-pick commits, save patches, export tarballs, and grab files from older commits using the context menu.

Diff Commits

You can diff arbitrary commits. Select a single commit in either the list view or the graph view and then right-click on a second commit.

A menu will appear allowing you to diff the two commits.

Configuration Variables


Set the default date-time format for the 'Date' field. Setting a value for log.date is similar to using git log's --date option. Possible values are relative, local, default, iso, rfc, and short; see git-log(1) for details.


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