Browsing your local git checkout of homebrew-core

The homebrew-core repository contains all of the default formulas for Homebrew.

It's a huge repo, and if you browse it through the GitHub web interface you can run into errors like this one:

Sorry, this commit history is taking too long to generate.

Refresh the page to try again, or view this history locally using the following command:

git log master -- Formula/libspatialite.rb

It turns out there's a full checkout of the repo (including history) in this folder on your computer already:


So you can browse the history for that file locally like so:

cd /usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Taps/homebrew/homebrew-core
git log master -- Formula/libspatialite.rb

Created 2020-08-27T17:39:16-07:00 · Edit