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authorChristian Couder <>2009-10-12 20:30:32 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-10-13 08:07:29 (GMT)
commitb0fa7ab51b29d34579d8f6bb4443dfbcb8278c7a (patch)
tree3eba2d188f34ca22c2a789f1c4e657139662fcc5 /git.c
parent78d553b7d7b269bb22ebd8b1198657c37484a3a0 (diff)
git: add --no-replace-objects option to disable replacing
Commit dae556b (environment: add global variable to disable replacement) adds a variable to enable/disable replacement, and it is enabled by default for most commands. So there is no way to disable it for some commands, which is annoying when we want to get information about a commit that has been replaced. For example: $ git cat-file -p N would output information about the replacement commit if commit N is replaced. With the "--no-replace-objects" option that this patch adds it is possible to get information about the original commit using: $ git --no-replace-objects cat-file -p N While at it, let's add some documentation about this new option in the "git replace" man page too. Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'git.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/git.c b/git.c
index 9883009..bd2c5fe 100644
--- a/git.c
+++ b/git.c
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@
const char git_usage_string[] =
"git [--version] [--exec-path[=GIT_EXEC_PATH]] [--html-path]\n"
- " [-p|--paginate|--no-pager]\n"
+ " [-p|--paginate|--no-pager] [--no-replace-objects]\n"
" [--bare] [--git-dir=GIT_DIR] [--work-tree=GIT_WORK_TREE]\n"
" [--help] COMMAND [ARGS]";
@@ -87,6 +87,8 @@ static int handle_options(const char ***argv, int *argc, int *envchanged)
use_pager = 0;
if (envchanged)
*envchanged = 1;
+ } else if (!strcmp(cmd, "--no-replace-objects")) {
+ read_replace_refs = 0;
} else if (!strcmp(cmd, "--git-dir")) {
if (*argc < 2) {
fprintf(stderr, "No directory given for --git-dir.\n" );