while git log is standard, quite often I found the need to have a stripped down version of the logs. Git alias to the rescue again
This gives you a one line representation of the hash tag, the author and message
lg = log --pretty=format:'%Cred%h %Cblue%an:%Creset%s'
If you want the entire history this works great
lgall = log --graph --oneline --decorate --all