Search across multiple revisions of the same repository
Often, you need to understand the differences between code at different branches (especially for release branches that have diverged).
In Sourcegraph 3.18, you can now search across multiple revisions of the same repository by listing multiple branch names (or other revision specifiers) separated by
: in your query. So to search across multiple specific branches, you’d use something like
repo:myrepo@branch1:branch2:branch2. To search all branches, use
For example, a search over Sourcegraph versions 3.16 & 3.17 would look something like this:
A search over all branches using @*refs/heads/ would look like this:
Be aware that searching over all branches may be slower than searching over a single branch. The cost of searching a branch is the same cost as searching a repository. To speed this up, ensure that branches are indexed with our experimental indexed non-default branches feature.
GitHub issue: #11668