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authorBryan Larsen <>2005-07-08 23:51:55 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <>2005-07-09 00:07:37 (GMT)
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[PATCH] Expose object ID computation functions.
This patch makes the first half of write_sha1_file() and index_fd() externally visible, to allow callers to compute the object ID without actually storing it in the object database. [JC demangled the whitespaces himself because he liked the patch so much, and reworked the interface to index_fd() slightly, taking suggestion from Linus and of his own.] Signed-off-by: Bryan Larsen <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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+v0.1, May 2005
+git-hash-object - Computes object ID and optionally creates a blob from a file.
+'git-hash-object' [-t <type>] [-w] <any-file-on-the-filesystem>
+Computes the object ID value for an object with specified type
+with the contents of the named file (which can be outside of the
+work tree), and optionally writes the resulting object into the
+object database. Reports its object ID to its standard output.
+This is used by "git-cvsimport-script" to update the cache
+without modifying files in the work tree. When <type> is not
+specified, it defaults to "blob".
+Written by Junio C Hamano <>
+Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <>.
+Part of the link:git.html[git] suite