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nickytonline profile image Nick Taylor (he/him) Updated on ・1 min read

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Shout out to Josh Comeau for pointing me towards this repo. He popped it in my Twitter feed.

A really cool way to view git history for those that like a nice visual. Slide through the history and see previous changes elegantly slide in.

"Quickly browse the history of any GitHub (GitLab and Bitbucket comming soon)"

GitHub logo pomber / git-history

Quickly browse the history of a file from any git repository

Git History

Quickly browse the history of files in any git repo:

  1. Go to a file in GitHub (or GitLab, or Bitbucket)
  2. Replace github.com with github.githistory.xyz
  3. There's no step three

Try it

If you like this project consider backing my open source work on Patreon!
And follow @pomber on twitter for updates.



You can also add an Open in Git History button to GitHub, GitLab and Bitbucket with the Chrome and Firefox extensions.

Or you can use a bookmarklet.
javascript: (function() {
  var url = window.location.href;
  var regEx = /^(https?\:\/\/)(www\.)?(github|gitlab|bitbucket)\.(com|org)\/(.*)$/i;
  if (regEx.test(url)) {
    url = url.replace

Thanks for the interesting project @pomber !

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Nick Taylor (he/him)


Senior software developer at DEV/Forem. Caught the live coding bug on Twitch at livecoding.ca


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I found this one as well when I was hanging around on github, it is really nice !

  • the author left plenty of open issues for anyone who wants to contribute

Update 2019/02/14: GitHub is a fan.