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authorSZEDER Gábor <>2015-08-24 16:15:18 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2015-08-25 16:35:13 (GMT)
commit2bd07065c3ed8a1bd2dc6f5d8e914dfec31e3dca (patch)
treeb6a65172ecba1df898183b9aa6d8fefff918eb61 /builtin/describe.c
parent282616c72d1d08a77ca4fe1186cb708c38408d87 (diff)
describe --contains: default to HEAD when no commit-ish is given
'git describe --contains' doesn't default to HEAD when no commit is given, and it doesn't produce any output, not even an error: ~/src/git ((v2.5.0))$ ./git describe --contains ~/src/git ((v2.5.0))$ ./git describe --contains HEAD v2.5.0^0 Unlike other 'git describe' options, the '--contains' code path is implemented by calling 'name-rev' with a bunch of options plus all the commit-ishes that were passed to 'git describe'. If no commit-ish was present, then 'name-rev' got invoked with none, which then leads to the behavior illustrated above. Porcelain commands usually default to HEAD when no commit-ish is given, and 'git describe' already does so in all other cases, so it should do so with '--contains' as well. Pass HEAD to 'name-rev' when no commit-ish is given on the command line to make '--contains' behave consistently with other 'git describe' options. While at it, use argv_array_pushv() instead of the loop to pass commit-ishes to 'git name-rev'. 'git describe's short help already indicates that the commit-ish is optional, but the synopsis in the man page doesn't, so update it accordingly as well. Signed-off-by: SZEDER Gábor <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin/describe.c')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/describe.c b/builtin/describe.c
index 24d740c..d06673a 100644
--- a/builtin/describe.c
+++ b/builtin/describe.c
@@ -451,10 +451,10 @@ int cmd_describe(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
if (pattern)
argv_array_pushf(&args, "--refs=refs/tags/%s", pattern);
- while (*argv) {
- argv_array_push(&args, *argv);
- argv++;
- }
+ if (argc)
+ argv_array_pushv(&args, argv);
+ else
+ argv_array_push(&args, "HEAD");
return cmd_name_rev(args.argc, args.argv, prefix);