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@@ -9,12 +9,13 @@ git-cat-file - Provide content or type information for repository objects
SYNOPSIS
--------
-'git-cat-file' (-t | <type>) <object>
+'git-cat-file' (-t | -s | <type>) <object>
DESCRIPTION
-----------
Provides content or type of objects in the repository. The type
-is required if '-t' is not being used to find the object type.
+is required unless '-t' is used to find the object type,
+or '-s' is used to find the object size.
OPTIONS
-------
@@ -25,6 +26,10 @@ OPTIONS
Instead of the content, show the object type identified by
<object>.
+-s::
+ Instead of the content, show the object size identified by
+ <object>.
+
<type>::
Typically this matches the real type of <object> but asking
for a type that can trivially dereferenced from the given
@@ -35,7 +40,8 @@ OPTIONS
OUTPUT
------
-If '-t' is specified, one of the <type>.
+If '-t' is specified, one of the <type>. If '-s' is specified,
+the size of the <object> in bytes.
Otherwise the raw (though uncompressed) contents of the <object> will
be returned.