I'd like to get the number of commits of my Git repository, a bit like SVN revision numbers.
The goal is to use it as a unique, incrementing build number.
I currently do like that, on Unix/Cygwin/msysGit:
git log --pretty=format:'' | wc -l
But I feel it's a bit of a hack.
Is there a better way to do that? It would be cool if I actually didn't need wc or even Git, so it could work on a bare Windows. Just read a file or a directory structure...