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authorDoug Bell <>2013-07-17 00:05:14 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-07-18 00:52:28 (GMT)
commit3f3d0cea61aba6ac2fef16736ef55e04bb735e02 (patch)
treeef25eaf931caa88319393d35aed9b088de977e0d /builtin
parent239222f587ed06f96d90dd71c66d80a2b1e3dc9f (diff)
show-ref: make --head always show the HEAD ref
The docs seem to say that doing git show-ref --head --tags would show both the HEAD ref and all the tag refs. However, doing both --head and either of --tags or --heads would filter out the HEAD ref. Also update the documentation to describe the new behavior and add tests for the show-ref command. [jc: Doug did proofread the tests, but it was done by me and bugs in it are mine]. Signed-off-by: Doug Bell <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin')
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/show-ref.c b/builtin/show-ref.c
index 8d9b76a..099c2a4 100644
--- a/builtin/show-ref.c
+++ b/builtin/show-ref.c
@@ -31,6 +31,9 @@ static int show_ref(const char *refname, const unsigned char *sha1, int flag, vo
const char *hex;
unsigned char peeled[20];
+ if (show_head && !strcmp(refname, "HEAD"))
+ goto match;
if (tags_only || heads_only) {
int match;
@@ -167,9 +170,10 @@ static const struct option show_ref_options[] = {
OPT_BOOLEAN(0, "verify", &verify, N_("stricter reference checking, "
"requires exact ref path")),
{ OPTION_BOOLEAN, 'h', NULL, &show_head, NULL,
- N_("show the HEAD reference"),
+ N_("show the HEAD reference, even if it would be filtered out"),
- OPT_BOOLEAN(0, "head", &show_head, N_("show the HEAD reference")),
+ OPT_BOOLEAN(0, "head", &show_head,
+ N_("show the HEAD reference, even if it would be filtered out")),
OPT_BOOLEAN('d', "dereference", &deref_tags,
N_("dereference tags into object IDs")),
{ OPTION_CALLBACK, 's', "hash", &abbrev, N_("n"),