List branches sorted by most recent commit date
If you're working on multiple projects or multiple features in the same project, you probably have different branches locally.
Sometimes, it's not easy for us to remember exactly the branch that we worked on most recently.
branch command lists all branches sorted by alphabetical order:
$ git branch
* symbol indicates the current branch. The list might be longer if you don't often remove the merged branches which are usually not relevant anymore.
Fortunately, Git provides the
sort parameter allowing us to list branches which are sorted by the commit date:
$ git branch --sort=-committerdate
You can reverse the sorting direction by omitting
$ git branch --sort=committerdate
It's good to know that we can make this behaviour as the default when listing branches:
$ git config --global branch.sort -committerdate