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authorDerrick Stolee <>2019-11-21 22:04:33 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2019-11-22 07:11:43 (GMT)
commit94c0956b60969bbbb3ead19638d52591a59d713c (patch)
treef0c12fc430aa90b015adb130705feff3c926c0d8 /builtin.h
parentd9f6f3b6195a0ca35642561e530798ad1469bd41 (diff)
sparse-checkout: create builtin with 'list' subcommand
The sparse-checkout feature is mostly hidden to users, as its only documentation is supplementary information in the docs for 'git read-tree'. In addition, users need to know how to edit the .git/info/sparse-checkout file with the right patterns, then run the appropriate 'git read-tree -mu HEAD' command. Keeping the working directory in sync with the sparse-checkout file requires care. Begin an effort to make the sparse-checkout feature a porcelain feature by creating a new 'git sparse-checkout' builtin. This builtin will be the preferred mechanism for manipulating the sparse-checkout file and syncing the working directory. The documentation provided is adapted from the "git read-tree" documentation with a few edits for clarity in the new context. Extra sections are added to hint toward a future change to a more restricted pattern set. Helped-by: Elijah Newren <> Signed-off-by: Derrick Stolee <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/builtin.h b/builtin.h
index 5cf5df6..2b25a80 100644
--- a/builtin.h
+++ b/builtin.h
@@ -225,6 +225,7 @@ int cmd_shortlog(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
int cmd_show(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
int cmd_show_branch(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
int cmd_show_index(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
+int cmd_sparse_checkout(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
int cmd_status(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
int cmd_stash(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
int cmd_stripspace(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);