path: root/Documentation/git-tag.txt
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authorCarlos Rica <>2007-07-19 23:42:28 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-07-20 08:27:25 (GMT)
commit62e09ce998dd7f6b844deb650101c743a5c4ce50 (patch)
tree52c07796bf8f749e5270f2b421fc74daaed3c492 /Documentation/git-tag.txt
parent69a9b41c15f25e1e91df5d9c4d5e3d56706f8f0e (diff)
Make git tag a builtin.
This replaces the script "" with "builtin-tag.c". The existing test suite for "git tag" guarantees the compatibility with the features provided by the script version. There are some minor changes in the behaviour of "git tag" here: "git tag -v" now can get more than one tag to verify, like "git tag -d" does, "git tag" with no arguments prints all tags, more like "git branch" does, and "git tag -n" also prints all tags with annotations (without needing -l). Tests and documentation were also updated to reflect these changes. The program is currently calling the script "git verify-tag" for verify. This can be changed porting it to C and calling its functions directly from builtin-tag.c. Signed-off-by: Carlos Rica <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/git-tag.txt')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-tag.txt b/Documentation/git-tag.txt
index aee2c1b..119117f 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-tag.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-tag.txt
@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git-tag' [-a | -s | -u <key-id>] [-f] [-m <msg> | -F <file>] <name> [<head>]
'git-tag' -d <name>...
'git-tag' [-n [<num>]] -l [<pattern>]
-'git-tag' -v <name>
+'git-tag' -v <name>...
@@ -23,7 +23,7 @@ Unless `-f` is given, the tag must not yet exist in
If one of `-a`, `-s`, or `-u <key-id>` is passed, the command
creates a 'tag' object, and requires the tag message. Unless
-`-m <msg>` is given, an editor is started for the user to type
+`-m <msg>` or `-F <file>` is given, an editor is started for the user to type
in the tag message.
Otherwise just the SHA1 object name of the commit object is
@@ -59,15 +59,17 @@ OPTIONS
Delete existing tags with the given names.
- Verify the gpg signature of given the tag
+ Verify the gpg signature of the given tag names.
-n <num>::
<num> specifies how many lines from the annotation, if any,
are printed when using -l.
The default is not to print any annotation lines.
+ If no number is given to `-n`, only the first line is printed.
-l <pattern>::
List tags with names that match the given pattern (or all if no pattern is given).
+ Typing "git tag" without arguments, also lists all tags.
-m <msg>::
Use the given tag message (instead of prompting)