cat /tmp/commit_list | { while read old_commit ; do msg="`git log --pretty=oneline $old_commit'^'..$old_commit | sed 's/[0-9a-f]* //' | sed 's/[^A-Za-z0-9]/./g'`"; git log --pretty=oneline HEAD@'{100}'..HEAD | grep "$msg" ; done ; }

find git commits by description

Given a file with the format of 'git log --pretty=short', search in last 100 commits for one with the same description. I used this when after a rebase I had to find out the new commit ids. The second sed replaces all special characters with dots so they don't mess up the grep later on.
Sample Output
0dd4c64aa728a398d2c579868a3f0191f5d3b4fa write some awesome feature
9a26d4a9a2e37a68dbf21619ef03b58017a42f2f fix a nasty bug
04dcc29359e95e5b944d634cff307605f7c573df write another cool feature

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By: plexus
2012-10-11 11:06:40

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