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authorDaniel Barkalow <>2005-06-06 20:31:29 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <>2005-06-07 00:09:45 (GMT)
commit95fc75129acf14d980bdd56b9b2ee74190f81d91 (patch)
treed3a6988ffe8b9ae0b554ddb4485ffb0f1cac0dc7 /refs.h
parent451322512f2f72fe07461a8aeae0df4cfce7fda1 (diff)
[PATCH] Operations on refs
This patch adds code to read a hash out of a specified file under {GIT_DIR}/refs/, and to write such files atomically and optionally with an compare and lock. Signed-off-by: Daniel Barkalow <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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+#ifndef REFS_H
+#define REFS_H
+/** Reads the refs file specified into sha1 **/
+extern int get_ref_sha1(const char *ref, unsigned char *sha1);
+/** Locks ref and returns the fd to give to write_ref_sha1() if the ref
+ * has the given value currently; otherwise, returns -1.
+ **/
+extern int lock_ref_sha1(const char *ref, const unsigned char *old_sha1);
+/** Writes sha1 into the refs file specified, locked with the given fd. **/
+extern int write_ref_sha1(const char *ref, int fd, const unsigned char *sha1);
+/** Writes sha1 into the refs file specified. **/
+extern int write_ref_sha1_unlocked(const char *ref, const unsigned char *sha1);
+/** Returns 0 if target has the right format for a ref. **/
+extern int check_ref_format(const char *target);
+#endif /* REFS_H */