Git: hide specific branch when doing git log --all

on Dragoș Străinu's blog

I deploy this website on Github pages. Deployment and hosting are on gh-pages branch. When doing my usual check of branch status and history using:

git log --oneline --all --graph

I faced this problem:


I see a very long list of commits on gh-pages branch and I need to scroll down to see my other branches.


You can hide a specific branch using --exclude option for git log. Now my command looks like this:

git log \
--oneline \
--graph \
--exclude=refs/remotes/origin/gh-pages \

Now it looks better:


You can add this command in a git alias.

If needed check here for more things to exclude from git log.

You can check why I prefer to do long commands instead of git aliases at How I use Git.