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@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ git-cat-file - Provide content or type information for repository objects
SYNOPSIS
--------
-'git-cat-file' (-t | -s | <type>) <object>
+'git-cat-file' (-t | -s | -e | <type>) <object>
DESCRIPTION
-----------
@@ -29,6 +29,10 @@ OPTIONS
Instead of the content, show the object size identified by
<object>.
+-e::
+ Suppress all output; instead exit with zero status if <object>
+ exists and is a valid object.
+
<type>::
Typically this matches the real type of <object> but asking
for a type that can trivially be dereferenced from the given
@@ -39,8 +43,11 @@ OPTIONS
OUTPUT
------
-If '-t' is specified, one of the <type>. If '-s' is specified,
-the size of the <object> in bytes.
+If '-t' is specified, one of the <type>.
+
+If '-s' is specified, the size of the <object> in bytes.
+
+If '-e' is specified, no output.
Otherwise the raw (though uncompressed) contents of the <object> will
be returned.