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I am getting ready to do some timeseries analysis on a git repo with python, my first step is to figure out a way to list all of the git commits so that I can analyze each one however I want. The GitPython library made this almost trivial once I realized how.


from git import Repo

repo = Repo('.')
commits = repo.iter_commits()

This returns a generator, if you are iterating over them this is likely what you want.


commits
# <generator object Commit._iter_from_process_or_stream at 0x7f3307584510>

The generator will return git.Commit objects with lots of information about each commit such as hexsha, author, commited_datetime, gpgsig, and message.


next(commits)
# <git.Commit "d125317892d0fab10a36638a2d23356ba25c5621">