Posted by Senthil Kumaran | Filed under versioncontrol, git, hg
Distributed version control system like hg and git and have full history locally. The history log and the patch functions can be useful to know how the repository has evolved over time.
In mercurial, you could try
hg log -p -r :
This will give a patch based log in the reverse chronological order. Similar stuff for git will be.
git log -p --reverse
When I try to get started to understand a new project ( tulip for e.g), this functionality is immensely helpful.