path: root/builtin/get-tar-commit-id.c
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2015-10-16usage: do not insist that standard input must come from a fileJunio C Hamano
The synopsys text and the usage string of subcommands that read list of things from the standard input are often shown like this: git gostak [--distim] < <list-of-doshes> This is problematic in a number of ways: * The way to use these commands is more often to feed them the output from another command, not feed them from a file. * Manual pages outside Git, commands that operate on the data read from the standard input, e.g "sort", "grep", "sed", etc., are not described with such a "< redirection-from-file" in their synopsys text. Our doing so introduces inconsistency. * We do not insist on where the output should go, by saying git gostak [--distim] < <list-of-doshes> > <output> * As it is our convention to enclose placeholders inside <braket>, the redirection operator followed by a placeholder filename becomes very hard to read, both in the documentation and in the help text. Let's clean them all up, after making sure that the documentation clearly describes the modes that take information from the standard input and what kind of things are expected on the input. [jc: stole example for fmt-merge-msg from Jonathan] Helped-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-10-07use skip_prefix() to avoid more magic numbersRené Scharfe
Continue where ae021d87 (use skip_prefix to avoid magic numbers) left off and use skip_prefix() in more places for determining the lengths of prefix strings to avoid using dependent constants and other indirect methods. Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-12-03stop installing git-tar-tree linkJonathan Nieder
When the built-in "git tar-tree" command (a thin wrapper around "git archive") was removed in 925ceccf (tar-tree: remove deprecated command, 2013-11-10), the build continued to install a non-functioning git-tar-tree command in gitexecdir by mistake: $ PATH=$(git --exec-path):$PATH $ git-tar-tree -h fatal: cannot handle tar-tree internally The list of links in gitexecdir is populated from BUILTIN_OBJS, which includes builtin/tar-tree.o to implement "git get-tar-commit-id". Rename the get-tar-commit-id source file to builtin/get-tar-commit-id.c to reflect its purpose and fix 'make install'. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>