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I use `git diff` and `git log --graph --decorate --all --oneline` and `git status` so often, that it totally saves heaps of time. Especially the second one ― I usually type my `gl` somewhat subconsciously already; only afterwards I realize what I'm looking at, and start reading. That's possibly related to the fact that I commit very often, use many working branches, and then rebase -i (usually squashing and composing a good readable commit message) before publishing.

But anyway, if someone asks for help with "how to fix my mess in git", the absolutely first thing I do is exactly `git log --graph --decorate --all --oneline`, to start finding out visually what the mess actually is.

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