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@@ -7,6 +7,10 @@ syntax. Here are various ways to spell object names. The
ones listed near the end of this list name trees and
blobs contained in a commit.
+NOTE: This document shows the "raw" syntax as seen by git. The shell
+and other UIs might require additional quoting to protect special
+characters and to avoid word splitting.
'<sha1>', e.g. 'dae86e1950b1277e545cee180551750029cfe735', 'dae86e'::
The full SHA-1 object name (40-byte hexadecimal string), or
a leading substring that is unique within the repository.
@@ -186,6 +190,8 @@ existing tag object.
is matched. ':/!-foo' performs a negative match, while ':/!!foo' matches a
literal '!' character, followed by 'foo'. Any other sequence beginning with
':/!' is reserved for now.
+ Depending on the given text, the shell's word splitting rules might
+ require additional quoting.
'<rev>:<path>', e.g. 'HEAD:README', ':README', 'master:./README'::
A suffix ':' followed by a path names the blob or tree