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authorDavid Greaves <david@dgreaves.com>2005-05-10 21:32:38 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>2005-05-10 22:01:23 (GMT)
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[PATCH 3/4] split core-git.txt and update
Update git environment variable docs Update first section of command docs (Manipulation commands section) Signed-off-by: David Greaves <david@dgreaves.com>
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@@ -9,12 +9,29 @@ git-mktag - Creates a tag object
SYNOPSIS
--------
-'git-mktag'
+'git-mktag' < signature_file
DESCRIPTION
-----------
-Reads a tag contents from its standard input and creates a tag object.
-The input must be a well formed tag object.
+Reads a tag contents on standard input and creates a tag object
+that can also be used to sign other objects.
+
+The output is the new tag's <object> identifier.
+
+Tag Format
+----------
+A tag signature file has a very simple fixed format: three lines of
+
+ object <sha1>
+ type <typename>
+ tag <tagname>
+
+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)
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