I have sometime needed a file in a Bitbucket git repository that I had deleted some commits before. I needed to check the contain of this file and the rest of files of the commit where this file was deleted.
In order to find this file, we have to use the command
git log -- [file path]
This command shows all the changes of the file. If we want to find the last commit where the file was deleted, we will use the command
git log -1 -- [file path]
For example, to find a file called menu.xml in somewhere of the repository, we execute
lostinsoftware$ git log -1 -- *menu.xml
Date: Tue Feb 1 15:08:00 2015 +0200
Then we go to the list of commits in Bitbucket and we select the commit that we found with the command aforementioned. We click on the commit line
We will get the list of files changed in this commit
If we click on the link of the file, we will see the source of this file.
Then, if we click on the View of file button of another file, we will be able to review the source of the selected file.
We can go to all files of the repository in this commit clicking on the link of the repository’s name, as it is shown in the image before.
The pattern of the url of every commit is: