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authorJunio C Hamano <>2007-06-10 23:00:36 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-06-10 23:00:36 (GMT)
commit6cfec0368038ec4c564798701e95a84658e6b705 (patch)
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mktag: minimally update the description.
It lacked a description for the (historically) optional tagger header line. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -19,18 +19,18 @@ The output is the new tag's <object> identifier.
Tag Format
-A tag signature file has a very simple fixed format: three lines of
+A tag signature file has a very simple fixed format: four lines of
object <sha1>
type <typename>
tag <tagname>
+ tagger <tagger>
-followed by some 'optional' free-form signature that git itself
-doesn't care about, but that can be verified with gpg or similar.
-The size of the full object is artificially limited to 8kB. (Just
-because I'm a lazy bastard, and if you can't fit a signature in that
-size, you're doing something wrong)
+followed by some 'optional' free-form message (some tags created
+by older git may not have `tagger` line). The message, when
+exists, is separated by a blank line from the header. The
+message part may contain a signature that git itself doesn't
+care about, but that can be verified with gpg.