SYNOPSIS

git get-tar-commit-id < <tarfile>

DESCRIPTION

Acts as a filter, extracting the commit ID stored in archives created by git-archive. It reads only the first 1024 bytes of input, thus its runtime is not influenced by the size of <tarfile> very much.

If no commit ID is found, git-get-tar-commit-id quietly exists with a return code of 1. This can happen if <tarfile> had not been created using git-archive or if the first parameter of git-archive had been a tree ID instead of a commit ID or tag.

Author

Written by Rene Scharfe <rene.scharfe@lsrfire.ath.cx>

Documentation

Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.

GIT

Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite