Sometimes ago, I found a nice Git shortcut. Which's really handy, and I use it a lot to have a pretty log overview.
Here is an example (this log from consul-ssh-conf-generator repo):
git log --all --decorate --oneline --graph * a7ac8cd (tag: v1.0.1, origin/master, master) version 1.0.1 |\ | * d3366e5 deploy binaries to github and enhance docker image build | * a04ad5c create makefile to build and release binaries |/ * 5e9de8a (tag: v1.0.0) Merge pull request #1 from AAbouZaid/devel |\ | * aa3bc95 add README.md | * 03893af build and push docker image on master only | * 19e4bf7 .travis.yml to deploy docker image |/ * bf6fe4f make ConsulNodes in a single type * b8152f9 use template as a var for sake of simplicity * bc4e79d multistage docker file to build and run the app
Actually as a shortcut, it's much easier:
git config --global alias.adog "log --all --decorate --oneline --graph"
So now it's just git adog.
This nice view makes it easy to follow the branches in the repo.