Git seems to always have the feature I need, but often I’m not able to find it right away. While searching for a commit where a certain constant had been removed, I stumbled upon the deprecated git-diff-grep, which, in its readme, led me to the solution I could have easily found by just reading the, you know, manual (i.e.
man git-log) :)
-S<string> Look for differences that introduce or remove an instance of <string>.Note that this is different than the string simply appearing in diff output; see the pickaxe entry in gitdiffcore(7) for more details. -G<regex> Look for differences whose added or removed line matches the given <regex>.
Knowing that, you can simply do the following:
:bash: $ git log -S"WHERE_DID_IT_GO" $ git log -G"WHERE_DID.*"
If you want to see the commit’s diff as well, just supply the