How to view the last changes (commit) made to a file in a repo on GitHub – 029

Suppose you want to see the last commit made to a particular file because you want to know what changed. Using my Masters UX project TheoryC as an example (it’s a Kinect app to do experiments in Kinesiology where you follow a ball around in a circle), let’s say you want to see the last changes made to the ViewModel.

If you click on the ViewModels folder, you’ll see the MainViewModel.cs listed.

MainViewModel.cs shown listed in the ViewModels folder

Now in the upper right, you can click on the commit ID shown, which is the last commit ID for the given file.

clicking on the last commit ID in the far right

Clicking on this last commit shows the changes for that given commit.

Showing commit changes for Made Other/Debug Settings Window movable

P.S. Now you’re probably wondering, “Why on Earth would you need to modify your DataLogger or even your MainViewModel to make your DebugWindow moveable?” Yeah, great question. I have the hardest time saving just one functional unit of change per commit. Learning good commit practices is hard when you’re working alone, because it’s easier to let this stuff slide.

P.P.S. Since starting this series, I’ve learned through my research that you can actually add only certain files, one git add at a time, and commit just those! This solves my above dilemma. Stay tuned in mid-late February  for how to do this!

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