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authorEmily Shaffer <>2019-06-19 20:56:56 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2019-06-20 20:13:04 (GMT)
commit42357b4e8b8bfb2626208c8816e9d8a2604d17b8 (patch)
tree9e038a28f0d010f9cc80bcbea6da03b97d8256aa /Documentation/git-rev-list.txt
parent0aae918dd929862d3ce0ea2960897787bb269a3b (diff)
rev-list: teach --no-object-names to enable piping
Allow easier parsing by cat-file by giving rev-list an option to print only the OID of a non-commit object without any additional information. This is a short-term shim; later on, rev-list should be taught how to print the types of objects it finds in a format similar to cat-file's. Before this commit, the output from rev-list needed to be massaged before being piped to cat-file, like so: git rev-list --objects HEAD | cut -f 1 -d ' ' | git cat-file --batch-check This was especially unexpected when dealing with root trees, as an invisible whitespace exists at the end of the OID: git rev-list --objects --filter=tree:1 --max-count=1 HEAD | xargs -I% echo "AA%AA" Now, it can be piped directly, as in the added test case: git rev-list --objects --no-object-names HEAD | git cat-file --batch-check Signed-off-by: Emily Shaffer <> Change-Id: I489bdf0a8215532e540175188883ff7541d70e1b Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-rev-list.txt b/Documentation/git-rev-list.txt
index 88609ff..9392760 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rev-list.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rev-list.txt
@@ -48,6 +48,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
[ --date=<format>]
[ [ --objects | --objects-edge | --objects-edge-aggressive ]
[ --unpacked ]
+ [ --object-names | --no-object-names ]
[ --filter=<filter-spec> [ --filter-print-omitted ] ] ]
[ --missing=<missing-action> ]
[ --pretty | --header ]