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authorJohannes Schindelin <>2007-07-22 20:20:26 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-07-22 22:59:27 (GMT)
commit16a7fcfe5e568b50ddebe2369600e71da67d1405 (patch)
parentc4640fe8d9e25fd3e206a39233c71a6dbb68917e (diff)
fsck --lost-found: write blob's contents, not their SHA-1
When looking for a lost blob, it is much nicer to be able to grep through .git/lost-found/other/* than to write an inefficient loop over the file names. So write the contents of the dangling blobs, not their object names. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2 files changed, 15 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-fsck.txt b/Documentation/git-fsck.txt
index 1a432f2..45c0bee 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-fsck.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-fsck.txt
@@ -65,8 +65,10 @@ index file and all SHA1 references in .git/refs/* as heads.
Be chatty.
- Write dangling refs into .git/lost-found/commit/ or
- .git/lost-found/other/, depending on type.
+ Write dangling objects into .git/lost-found/commit/ or
+ .git/lost-found/other/, depending on type. If the object is
+ a blob, the contents are written into the file, rather than
+ its object name.
It tests SHA1 and general object sanity, and it does full tracking of
the resulting reachability and everything else. It prints out any
diff --git a/builtin-fsck.c b/builtin-fsck.c
index 350ec5e..8d12287 100644
--- a/builtin-fsck.c
+++ b/builtin-fsck.c
@@ -152,7 +152,17 @@ static void check_unreachable_object(struct object *obj)
if (!(f = fopen(filename, "w")))
die("Could not open %s", filename);
- fprintf(f, "%s\n", sha1_to_hex(obj->sha1));
+ if (obj->type == OBJ_BLOB) {
+ enum object_type type;
+ unsigned long size;
+ char *buf = read_sha1_file(obj->sha1,
+ &type, &size);
+ if (buf) {
+ fwrite(buf, size, 1, f);
+ free(buf);
+ }
+ } else
+ fprintf(f, "%s\n", sha1_to_hex(obj->sha1));