How to get the hash (commit ID) for the current Git commit

Aug 30, 2022 · 1 min read · 19 views · Post a comment

Git commit ID is essentially a SHA-1 hash 40 characters string that looks like c1e5a0931989d842d00b8c07a5aacfe75ff39fcc. However, here’s some practical nugget I wanna share with you on how to get the current Git commit ID.


  • Git


Go to your repo directory and run the following command:

git rev-parse HEAD

To get the short version of the commit hash, run:

git rev-parse --short HEAD


We all know that SHA-1 is pretty old and has long been known to be vulnerable, so Git introduced experimental support for SHA-256 two years ago in Git version 2.29 which might be topic for another day.
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