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@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ git-hash-object - Compute object ID and optionally creates a blob from a file
SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
-'git hash-object' [-t <type>] [-w] [--stdin] [--] <file>...
+'git hash-object' [-t <type>] [-w] [--path=<file>] [--stdin] [--] <file>...
'git hash-object' [-t <type>] [-w] --stdin-paths < <list-of-paths>
DESCRIPTION
@@ -37,6 +37,16 @@ OPTIONS
--stdin-paths::
Read file names from stdin instead of from the command-line.
+--path::
+ Hash object as it were located at the given path. The location of
+ file does not directly influence on the hash value, but path is
+ used to determine what git filters should be applied to the object
+ before it can be placed to the object database, and, as result of
+ applying filters, the actual blob put into the object database may
+ differ from the given file. This option is mainly useful for hashing
+ temporary files located outside of the working directory or files
+ read from stdin.
+
Author
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Written by Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>