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authorJunio C Hamano <>2005-06-28 06:59:18 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <>2005-06-28 15:53:22 (GMT)
commit62bb99606d0377fc14f206cbdf95acb57149d87a (patch)
parentf2a06330f0bc259b9c7faa029d2d4dace8f4956b (diff)
[PATCH] git-cat-file: '-s' to find out object size.
We use sha1_object_info() now, and getting size is also trivial. I admit that this is more of "because we can" not "because I see immediate need for it", though. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2 files changed, 19 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-cat-file.txt b/Documentation/git-cat-file.txt
index 48fb377..2131a29 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-cat-file.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-cat-file.txt
@@ -9,12 +9,13 @@ git-cat-file - Provide content or type information for repository objects
-'git-cat-file' (-t | <type>) <object>
+'git-cat-file' (-t | -s | <type>) <object>
Provides content or type of objects in the repository. The type
-is required if '-t' is not being used to find the object type.
+is required unless '-t' is used to find the object type,
+or '-s' is used to find the object size.
@@ -25,6 +26,10 @@ OPTIONS
Instead of the content, show the object type identified by
+ Instead of the content, show the object size identified by
+ <object>.
Typically this matches the real type of <object> but asking
for a type that can trivially dereferenced from the given
@@ -35,7 +40,8 @@ OPTIONS
-If '-t' is specified, one of the <type>.
+If '-t' is specified, one of the <type>. If '-s' is specified,
+the size of the <object> in bytes.
Otherwise the raw (though uncompressed) contents of the <object> will
be returned.
diff --git a/cat-file.c b/cat-file.c
index 0076fc5..85a5d4c 100644
--- a/cat-file.c
+++ b/cat-file.c
@@ -13,11 +13,18 @@ int main(int argc, char **argv)
unsigned long size;
if (argc != 3 || get_sha1(argv[2], sha1))
- usage("git-cat-file [-t | tagname] <sha1>");
+ usage("git-cat-file [-t | -s | tagname] <sha1>");
- if (!strcmp("-t", argv[1])) {
+ if (!strcmp("-t", argv[1]) || !strcmp("-s", argv[1])) {
if (!sha1_object_info(sha1, type, &size)) {
- printf("%s\n", type);
+ switch (argv[1][1]) {
+ case 't':
+ printf("%s\n", type);
+ break;
+ case 's':
+ printf("%lu\n", size);
+ break;
+ }
return 0;
buf = NULL;