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Sara Ounissi
Sara Ounissi

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Add git blame on Visual Studio Code

When you are working on a project, it is very useful to know the history of the modifications using git. If you are coding on Visual Studio Code like me, you should activate git blame by following these steps :
- Open Visual Studio Code
- Press Ctrl+Shift+X (windows) or β‡§βŒ˜X (Mac)
- Type blame
- Click install on Git Blame

Now, you can see at the bottom of the vs code window who is responsible for the line of code you have your cursor on, as you can see on the image below: line 37 Sara Ounissi (that would be me), pushed this code 1 day ago.

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However, the aim of this option is not just to see who wrote the code, but why and when. You can click on the name of the person, this will open a pop-in, the button View will then redirect you to the git repository where you will see the whole modification, the name of the commit, etc… Hopefully, that will help you get more context.

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