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authorLinus Torvalds <>2007-04-15 18:14:28 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-04-15 19:52:48 (GMT)
commit04786756f90a734445cc300a5acf9fcfc9fd4c04 (patch)
tree769dae445798867c6afb2e924c181dce8ed08ec0 /diff.c
parent5698454ea052369dc98d38b45c21307b07a6c4a3 (diff)
Expose subprojects as special files to "git diff" machinery
The same way we generate diffs on symlinks as the the diff of text of the symlink, we can generate subproject diffs (when not recursing into them!) as the diff of the text that describes the subproject. Of course, since what descibes a subproject is just the SHA1, that's what we'll use. Add some pretty-printing to make it a bit more obvious what is going on, and we're done. So with this, we can get both raw diffs and "textual" diffs of subproject changes: - git diff --raw: :160000 160000 2de597b5ad348b7db04bd10cdd38cd81cbc93ab5 0000000... M sub-A - git diff: diff --git a/sub-A b/sub-A index 2de597b..e8f11a4 160000 --- a/sub-A +++ b/sub-A @@ -1 +1 @@ -Subproject commit 2de597b5ad348b7db04bd10cdd38cd81cbc93ab5 +Subproject commit e8f11a45c5c6b9e2fec6d136d3fb5aff75393d42 NOTE! We'll also want to have the ability to recurse into the subproject and actually diff it recursively, but that will involve a new command line option (I'd suggest "--subproject" and "-S", but the latter is in use by pickaxe), and some very different code. But regardless of ay future recursive behaviour, we need the non-recursive version too (and it should be the default, at least in the absense of config options, so that large superprojects don't default to something extremely expensive). Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'diff.c')
1 files changed, 20 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/diff.c b/diff.c
index fbb79d7..1e8e689 100644
--- a/diff.c
+++ b/diff.c
@@ -1397,6 +1397,22 @@ static int populate_from_stdin(struct diff_filespec *s)
return 0;
+static int diff_populate_gitlink(struct diff_filespec *s, int size_only)
+ int len;
+ char *data = xmalloc(100);
+ len = snprintf(data, 100,
+ "Subproject commit %s\n", sha1_to_hex(s->sha1));
+ s->data = data;
+ s->size = len;
+ s->should_free = 1;
+ if (size_only) {
+ s->data = NULL;
+ free(data);
+ }
+ return 0;
* While doing rename detection and pickaxe operation, we may need to
* grab the data for the blob (or file) for our own in-core comparison.
@@ -1415,6 +1431,10 @@ int diff_populate_filespec(struct diff_filespec *s, int size_only)
if (s->data)
return err;
+ if (S_ISDIRLNK(s->mode))
+ return diff_populate_gitlink(s, size_only);
if (!s->sha1_valid ||
reuse_worktree_file(s->path, s->sha1, 0)) {
struct stat st;