At first, I was using the following command:

Method 1: using git log file path filter

We can use the below command to search git log for commits that touches an specific file

git log --all -- deleted_file.example --oneline

Obviously, instead of deleted_file.example we will have to write the exact name/path of the file that we are looking for. So, if we are searching for it will be git log --all --

This will list all the commits that touched the file but, there is a better alternative in newer version of gits:

Method 2: using diff-filter

The below command filters commits that deleted file using diff-filter from git log

git log --diff-filter=D --  deleted_file.example

It takes advantage of the flag diff-filter. The cool thing about diff-filter is we can also use it to find the commit that first added the file! example:

git log --diff-filter=A --  file.example

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