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Getting git log between commits, branches and annotated tags with JGit
package de.wellnerbou.gitjira.jgit;
import org.eclipse.jgit.api.Git;
import org.eclipse.jgit.api.errors.GitAPIException;
import org.eclipse.jgit.lib.ObjectId;
import org.eclipse.jgit.lib.Ref;
import org.eclipse.jgit.lib.Repository;
import org.eclipse.jgit.revwalk.RevCommit;
public class GitLogBetween {
private final Repository repo;
private final CommitDataModelMapper commitDataModelMapper;
public GitLogBetween(final Repository repository, final CommitDataModelMapper commitDataModelMapper) {
this.repo = repository;
this.commitDataModelMapper = commitDataModelMapper;
public Iterable<RevCommit> getJGitLogBetween(final String rev1, final String rev2) throws IOException, GitAPIException {
Ref refFrom = repo.getRef(rev1);
Ref refTo = repo.getRef(rev2);
return new Git(repo).log().addRange(getActualRefObjectId(refFrom), getActualRefObjectId(refTo)).call();
private ObjectId getActualRefObjectId(Ref ref) {
final Ref repoPeeled = repo.peel(ref);
if(repoPeeled.getPeeledObjectId() != null) {
return repoPeeled.getPeeledObjectId();
return ref.getObjectId();
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