show port commit history in portmaster

Alberto Villa villa.alberto at
Mon Sep 14 00:18:27 UTC 2009

encouraged by a request, i've written this small utility (attached) to show 
the commit history for a port (using, and i was wondering... 
how about adding this functionality to portmaster?
here's an example of its output:

$ ./ editors/vim
===>>> Gathering commit history for editors/vim
  ===>>> Number of commits found: 220 (showing only 100 on this page)

29 Jul 2009 21:19:43 >> 7.2.239
Committer: wxs at
Chase patch rename so that it passes "make checksum"

29 Jul 2009 08:40:23 >> 7.2.239
Committer: obrien at
Change name of diked patch.

at the moment it is a bit rough (it is just a shell script), but i can make it 
more serious if wanted (eg. not using a " " to identify a field)
so... what do you think about this?
Alberto Villa <villa.alberto at>

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