SYNOPSIS

git ls-tree [-d] [-r] [-t] [-l] [-z] [--name-only] [--name-status] [--full-name] [--full-tree] [--abbrev=[<n>]] <tree-ish> [paths…]

DESCRIPTION

Lists the contents of a given tree object, like what "/bin/ls -a" does in the current working directory. Note that:

OPTIONS

<tree-ish>

Id of a tree-ish.

-d

Show only the named tree entry itself, not its children.

-r

Recurse into sub-trees.

-t

Show tree entries even when going to recurse them. Has no effect if -r was not passed. -d implies -t.

-l
--long

Show object size of blob (file) entries.

-z

\0 line termination on output.

--name-only
--name-status

List only filenames (instead of the "long" output), one per line.

--abbrev[=<n>]

Instead of showing the full 40-byte hexadecimal object lines, show only a partial prefix. Non default number of digits can be specified with --abbrev=<n>.

--full-name

Instead of showing the path names relative to the current working directory, show the full path names.

--full-tree

Do not limit the listing to the current working directory. Implies --full-name.

paths

When paths are given, show them (note that this isn’t really raw pathnames, but rather a list of patterns to match). Otherwise implicitly uses the root level of the tree as the sole path argument.

Output Format

<mode> SP <type> SP <object> TAB <file>

Unless the -z option is used, TAB, LF, and backslash characters in pathnames are represented as \t, \n, and \\, respectively. This output format is compatible with what --index-info --stdin of git update-index expects.

When the -l option is used, format changes to

<mode> SP <type> SP <object> SP <object size> TAB <file>

Object size identified by <object> is given in bytes, and right-justified with minimum width of 7 characters. Object size is given only for blobs (file) entries; for other entries - character is used in place of size.

Author

Written by Petr Baudis <pasky@suse.cz> Completely rewritten from scratch by Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>, another major rewrite by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

Documentation

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

GIT

Part of the git(1) suite