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authorJunio C Hamano <>2006-05-01 06:28:15 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2006-05-01 08:26:46 (GMT)
commit5010cb5fcca30269ad25f2eb38b31455af3205d7 (patch)
tree7ec4dfd393fba892fd3fa1838100974ea54d3155 /git.c
parent66ae0c7702e68765dad17aa05c5d9255d999216c (diff)
built-in "git grep"
This attempts to set up built-in "git grep" to further reduce our dependence on the shell, while at the same time optionally allowing to run grep against object database. You could do funky things like these: git grep --cached -e pattern ;# grep from index git grep -e pattern master ;# or in a rev git grep -e pattern master next ;# or in multiple revs git grep -e pattern pu^@ ;# even like this with an ;# extension from another topic ;-) git grep -e pattern ;# or even from rev ranges git grep -e pattern master~20:Documentation ;# or an arbitrary tree git grep -e pattern ;# or an arbitrary blob Right now, it does not understand and/or obey many options grep should accept, and the pattern must be given with -e option due to the way the parameter parser is structured, both of which obviously need to be fixed for usability. But this is going in the right direction. The shell script version is one of the worst Portability offender in the git barebone Porcelainish; it uses xargs -0 to pass paths around and shell arrays to sift flags and parameters. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/git.c b/git.c
index 01b7e28..893bddd 100644
--- a/git.c
+++ b/git.c
@@ -46,6 +46,7 @@ static void handle_internal_command(int argc, const char **argv, char **envp)
{ "log", cmd_log },
{ "whatchanged", cmd_whatchanged },
{ "show", cmd_show },
+ { "grep", cmd_grep },
int i;