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Using git, how do I see a file at a specific revision without checking it out?

I've asked this question a thousand times and can never remember the obscure way git goes about it.

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git show rev:path

rev is a revision specified according to the rules in git-rev-parse(1); e.g. a commit hash or a brach name.

path is the path to a file; relative to the repository root by default, but relative to current directory if prefixed with ./.

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What and by commit you mean the commit code? And by file the file's name? Or its path? Can you expand your answer a little? – slhck Jun 16 '12 at 18:22

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