In buffers which show one or more logs, it is possible to show
additional information about each commit in the margin. The options
used to configure the margin are named
magit-INFIX-margin, where INFIX
is the same as in the respective major-mode
regular log buffers that would be
This option specifies whether the margin is initially shown in Magit-Log mode buffers and how it is formatted.
The value has the form
(INIT STYLE WIDTH AUTHOR AUTHOR-WIDTH).
age(to show the age of the commit),
age-abbreviated(to abbreviate the time unit to a character), or a string (suitable for
format-time-string) to show the actual date.
You can change the STYLE and AUTHOR-WIDTH of all
options to the same values by customizing
magit is loaded. If you do that, then the respective values for the
other options will default to what you have set for that variable.
Likewise if you set INIT in
nil, then that is used
in the default of all other options. But setting it to
re-enforcing the default for that option, does not carry to other
This prefix command features the following commands for changing the appearance of the margin.
In some buffers that support the margin, "L" is bound to
magit-log-refresh-popup, but that popup features the same commands,
and then some other unrelated commands.
This command shows or hides the margin.
This command cycles the style used for the margin.
This command shows or hides details in the margin.