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authorHaaris Mehmood <>2017-11-18 02:27:27 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2017-11-18 03:31:29 (GMT)
commit5f9674243d0341519e5031681c941b0e1ad7a9e3 (patch)
tree26e797cc693541bcd3eaaa83c610894bb2982ae5 /builtin/config.c
parent89ea799ffcc5c8a0547d3c9075eb979256ee95b8 (diff)
config: add --expiry-date
Add --expiry-date as a data-type for config files when 'git config --get' is used. This will return any relative or fixed dates from config files as timestamps. This is useful for scripts (e.g. gc.reflogexpire) that work with timestamps so that '2.weeks' can be converted to a format acceptable by those scripts/functions. Following the convention of git_config_pathname(), move the helper function required for this feature from builtin/reflog.c to builtin/config.c where other similar functions exist (e.g. for --bool or --path), and match the order of parameters with other functions (i.e. output pointer as first parameter). Signed-off-by: Haaris Mehmood <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin/config.c')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/config.c b/builtin/config.c
index d13daee..ab5f954 100644
--- a/builtin/config.c
+++ b/builtin/config.c
@@ -52,6 +52,7 @@ static int show_origin;
#define TYPE_INT (1<<1)
#define TYPE_BOOL_OR_INT (1<<2)
#define TYPE_PATH (1<<3)
+#define TYPE_EXPIRY_DATE (1<<4)
static struct option builtin_config_options[] = {
OPT_GROUP(N_("Config file location")),
@@ -80,6 +81,7 @@ static struct option builtin_config_options[] = {
OPT_BIT(0, "int", &types, N_("value is decimal number"), TYPE_INT),
OPT_BIT(0, "bool-or-int", &types, N_("value is --bool or --int"), TYPE_BOOL_OR_INT),
OPT_BIT(0, "path", &types, N_("value is a path (file or directory name)"), TYPE_PATH),
+ OPT_BIT(0, "expiry-date", &types, N_("value is an expiry date"), TYPE_EXPIRY_DATE),
OPT_BOOL('z', "null", &end_null, N_("terminate values with NUL byte")),
OPT_BOOL(0, "name-only", &omit_values, N_("show variable names only")),
@@ -159,6 +161,11 @@ static int format_config(struct strbuf *buf, const char *key_, const char *value
return -1;
strbuf_addstr(buf, v);
free((char *)v);
+ } else if (types == TYPE_EXPIRY_DATE) {
+ timestamp_t t;
+ if (git_config_expiry_date(&t, key_, value_) < 0)
+ return -1;
+ strbuf_addf(buf, "%"PRItime, t);
} else if (value_) {
strbuf_addstr(buf, value_);
} else {
@@ -273,12 +280,13 @@ static char *normalize_value(const char *key, const char *value)
if (!value)
return NULL;
- if (types == 0 || types == TYPE_PATH)
+ if (types == 0 || types == TYPE_PATH || types == TYPE_EXPIRY_DATE)
* We don't do normalization for TYPE_PATH here: If
* the path is like ~/foobar/, we prefer to store
* "~/foobar/" in the config file, and to expand the ~
* when retrieving the value.
+ * Also don't do normalization for expiry dates.
return xstrdup(value);
if (types == TYPE_INT)