summaryrefslogtreecommitdiff
path: root/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
diff options
context:
space:
mode:
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt25
1 files changed, 21 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt b/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
index 5d42570..ed938aa 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
@@ -122,14 +122,30 @@ blobs contained in a commit.
your repository whose object name starts with dae86e.
* An output from `git-describe`; i.e. a closest tag, followed by a
- dash, a 'g', and an abbreviated object name.
+ dash, a `g`, and an abbreviated object name.
* A symbolic ref name. E.g. 'master' typically means the commit
object referenced by $GIT_DIR/refs/heads/master. If you
happen to have both heads/master and tags/master, you can
explicitly say 'heads/master' to tell git which one you mean.
+ When ambiguous, a `<name>` is disambiguated by taking the
+ first match in the following rules:
-* A suffix '@' followed by a date specification enclosed in a brace
+ . if `$GIT_DIR/<name>` exists, that is what you mean (this is usually
+ useful only for `HEAD`, `FETCH_HEAD` and `MERGE_HEAD`);
+
+ . otherwise, `$GIT_DIR/refs/<name>` if exists;
+
+ . otherwise, `$GIT_DIR/refs/tags/<name>` if exists;
+
+ . otherwise, `$GIT_DIR/refs/heads/<name>` if exists;
+
+ . otherwise, `$GIT_DIR/refs/remotes/<name>` if exists;
+
+ . otherwise, `$GIT_DIR/refs/remotes/<name>/HEAD` if exists.
+
+* A ref followed by the suffix '@' with a date specification
+ enclosed in a brace
pair (e.g. '\{yesterday\}', '\{1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour 1
second ago\}' or '\{1979-02-26 18:30:00\}') to specify the value
of the ref at a prior point in time. This suffix may only be
@@ -146,8 +162,9 @@ blobs contained in a commit.
* A suffix '{tilde}<n>' to a revision parameter means the commit
object that is the <n>th generation grand-parent of the named
commit object, following only the first parent. I.e. rev~3 is
- equivalent to rev{caret}{caret}{caret} which is equivalent to\
- rev{caret}1{caret}1{caret}1.
+ equivalent to rev{caret}{caret}{caret} which is equivalent to
+ rev{caret}1{caret}1{caret}1. See below for a illustration of
+ the usage of this form.
* A suffix '{caret}' followed by an object type name enclosed in
brace pair (e.g. `v0.99.8{caret}\{commit\}`) means the object