Getting the hash of the first commit in git

If you want to know what your oldest git commit is, use the following command to return its hash:

git rev-list HEAD | tail -n 1

You can then use git show to find the commit date, author and message:

git show --quiet [your hash]

To show the diff for that first commit, remove the --quiet flag.

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