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Is there a short-hand for referring to the first commit in Git?

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There are shorthands for going back from HEAD, but not for the initial commit, AFAICT.

I often want to do this when rebasing, and have come to tagging the initial commit in my repos with INITIAL.

Is there a better syntax I'm missing?

posted Sep 12, 2014 by Ankit

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The only thing I can come up with is this:

$ git rev-list --max-parents=0 HEAD

It can, though, return more than one result if you have multiple branches from the initial root (e.g. created with git checkout --orphan). In usual workflows, this should give you a unique ID.

answer Sep 12, 2014 by Deepak Dasgupta
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