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Recall what you did on the last working day. Psst! or be nosy and find what someone else in your team did ;-)

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Recall what you did on the last working day ..or be nosy and find what someone else did.


You can install it either using CURL

$ curl -L | sudo sh

Or install using npm

$ npm install -g git-standup

Or by cloning and manually installing it

$ git clone
$ cd git-standup
$ sudo make install

Mac users can install it using brew

$ brew update
$ brew install git-standup

Arch users can find a package in the AUR

$ pacaur -S git-standup-git


$ git standup [-a <author name>] 
              [-w <weekstart-weekend>] 
              [-m <max-dir-depth>]
              [-d <days-ago>]
              [-D <date-format>] 

Below is the description for each of the flags

  • -a - Specify author to restrict search to (name or email)
  • -w - Specify weekday range to limit search to (e.g. git standup -w SUN-THU)
  • -m - Specify the depth of recursive directory search
  • -L - Toggle inclusion of symbolic links in recursive directory search
  • -d - Specify the number of days back to include
  • -D - Specify the date format for "git log" (default: relative)
  • -h - Display the help screen
  • -g - Show if commit is GPG signed or not
  • -f - Fetch the latest commits beforehand

For the basic usage, all you have to do is run git standup in a repository or a folder containing multiple repositories

Single Repository Usage

To check all your personal commits from last working day, head to the project repository and run

$ git standup

git standup

Multiple Repository Usage

Open a directory having multiple repositories and run

$ git standup

git standup

This will show you all your commits since the last working day in all the repositories inside.

Directory depth

By default the script searches only in the current directory or one level deep. If you want to increase that, use the -m switch.

$ git standup -m 3

Checking someone else's commits

If you want to find out someone else's commits do

# Considering their name on git is "John Doe"
$ git standup -a "John Doe"

git standup

Check what every contributor did

If you want to find out someone else's commits do

$ git standup -a "all"

Commits from n days ago

If you would like to show all your/someone else's commits from n days ago, you can do

# Show all my commits from 4 days ago
$ git standup -d 4

# Show all John Doe's commits from 5 days ago
$ git standup -a "John Doe" -d 5

git standup -d 5

Identifying Signed Commits

Add -g flag to check the GPG info

$ git standup -g

GPG Info

Specifying the date format

Add -D flag to specify the date format. Default is relative

Please note that it accepts the same format that you could pass while doing git log. For example

$ git standup -D relative
# Or instead of relative, it could be local|default|iso|iso-strict|rfc|short|raw etc

Changing the Weekdays

By default, it considers that the work week starts on Monday and ends on Friday. So if you are running this on any day between Tuesday and Friday, it will show you your commits from the last day. However, if you are running this on Monday, it will show you all your commits since Friday.

If you want to change this, like I want because here in Dubai working days are normally Sunday to Thursday, you will have to do the following

$ git standup -w "SUN-THU"

Fetch commits before showing standup

If you have many repositories that you want to generate a standup for, it may be useful to automatically run git fetch before viewing the standup.

If you would like to automatically run git fetch --all before printing the standup, you can add the -f flag, as show below

$ git standup -f

Mixing options

Of course you can mix the options together but please note that if you provide the number of days, it will override the weekdays configuration (MON-FRI) and will show you the commits specifically from n days ago.

# Show all the John Doe's commits from 5 days ago
$ git standup -a "John Doe" -d 5


We have daily standup meetings at our workplace and I was used to checking the heat map on my Github profile or running git log (one by one in each of the projects) to note what I did and it seemed to be a bit cumbersome. To automate it, I searched and came across some of the aliases and snippets that people had been using but none of them directly served my purpose and so I spent a little time over the weekend to write this utility.


MIT © Kamran Ahmed

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