[PATCH] blame: add a link to the parent commit

John Keeping john at keeping.me.uk
Sun Feb 13 15:29:06 UTC 2022

When walking through the history, it is useful to quickly see the same
file at the previous revision, so add a link to do this.

It would be nice to link to the correct line with an additional
fragment, but this requires significantly more work so it can be done as
an enhancement later.  (ent->s_lno is mostly the right thing, but it is
the line number in the post-image of the target commit whereas the link
is to the parent of that commit, i.e. the pre-image of the target.)

Suggested-by: Alejandro Colomar <alx.manpages at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: John Keeping <john at keeping.me.uk>
 ui-blame.c | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/ui-blame.c b/ui-blame.c
index 03136f7..3b0bcad 100644
--- a/ui-blame.c
+++ b/ui-blame.c
@@ -54,6 +54,15 @@ static void emit_blame_entry_hash(struct blame_entry *ent)
+	if (!parse_commit(suspect->commit) && suspect->commit->parents) {
+		struct commit *parent = suspect->commit->parents->item;
+		html(" ");
+		cgit_blame_link("^", "Blame the previous revision", NULL,
+				ctx.qry.head, oid_to_hex(&parent->object.oid),
+				suspect->path);
+	}
 	while (line++ < ent->num_lines)

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