Lukáš Mešťan

Software engineer with a background in full-stack Web development & Open Source Enthusiast.

Git quick statistics

- 1 min

git quick-stats is a simple and efficient way to access various statistics in git repository.

Any git repository contains a tonne of information about commits, contributors, and files. Extracting this information is not always trivial, mostly because of a gadzillion options to a gadzillion git commands – I don’t think there is a single person alive who knows them all. Probably not even Linus Torvalds himself :).


git quick-stats
# or 

Or you can use (non-interactive) direct execution:

git quick-stats <optional-command-to-execute-directly>

Possible arguments:

suggestReviewers, detailedGitStats, commitsByHour, commitsByWeekday, commitsByMonth, commitsPerDay, commitsPerAuthor, myDailyStats, contributors, branchTree, branchesByDate, changelogs, changelogsByAuthor

Git log since / until

You can set variable _GIT_SINCE, _GIT_UNTIL and limit the git log

export _GIT_SINCE="2017-20-01"
export _GIT_UNTIL="2017-22-01"

then run git quick-stats (affect all stats, except “My daily status” and “Git changelogs” )

Git log limit

You can set variable _GIT_LIMIT for limited output (it will affect: “Git changelogs” and “Branch tree view” )

export _GIT_LIMIT=20

Git pathspec

You can exclude directory from the stats by using pathspec

export _GIT_PATHSPEC=':!directory'


Unix like OS

git clone && cd git-quick-stats
sudo make install

For uninstalling, open up the cloned directory and run

sudo make uninstall

For update/reinstall

sudo make reinstall

OS X (homebrew)

brew install git-quick-stats

Windows (cygwin)

System requirements

Check it out here. If you need some help, just tell me.