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authorDmitry Potapov <>2008-08-03 14:36:21 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-08-03 20:33:06 (GMT)
commit39702431500b76425f047209c9e9b2aae7e92b00 (patch)
treeff5326506a125c988f8010c826e7a355bb72525d /Documentation/git-hash-object.txt
parent548601adcc638d96486e0f2a3dd399d4ca215eca (diff)
add --path option to git hash-object
The --path option allows us to pretend as if the contents being hashed came from the specified path, and affects which input filter is used via the attributes mechanism. This is useful for hashing a temporary file whose name is different from the path that is meant to have the hashed contents. Signed-off-by: Dmitry Potapov <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-hash-object.txt b/Documentation/git-hash-object.txt
index a4703ec..fececbf 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-hash-object.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-hash-object.txt
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ git-hash-object - Compute object ID and optionally creates a blob from a file
-'git hash-object' [-t <type>] [-w] [--stdin] [--] <file>...
+'git hash-object' [-t <type>] [-w] [--path=<file>] [--stdin] [--] <file>...
'git hash-object' [-t <type>] [-w] --stdin-paths < <list-of-paths>
@@ -37,6 +37,16 @@ OPTIONS
Read file names from stdin instead of from the command-line.
+ Hash object as it were located at the given path. The location of
+ file does not directly influence on the hash value, but path is
+ used to determine what git filters should be applied to the object
+ before it can be placed to the object database, and, as result of
+ applying filters, the actual blob put into the object database may
+ differ from the given file. This option is mainly useful for hashing
+ temporary files located outside of the working directory or files
+ read from stdin.
Written by Junio C Hamano <>