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Latest commit 8ff0899 May 21, 2016 @rherrmann rherrmann committed with msohn JGit CLI: allow to call git init with specific directory
With this change it is possible to initialize repositories with
'git init /path/to/new/repo'

Change-Id: Ia9b288b4fb34887e8f5e2f3f270e521c44d41b6a
Signed-off-by: Rüdiger Herrmann <>
Signed-off-by: Matthias Sohn <>
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lib Support LFS protocol and a file system based LFS storage Feb 4, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit.ant.test Prepare 4.4.0-SNAPSHOT builds Apr 8, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit.ant Prepare Neon target platform May 2, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit.archive Prepare 4.4.0-SNAPSHOT builds Apr 8, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit.http.apache Prepare 4.4.0-SNAPSHOT builds Apr 8, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit.http.server Prepare 4.4.0-SNAPSHOT builds Apr 8, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit.http.test Fix RefsUnreadableInMemoryRepository Apr 16, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit.junit.http Prepare 4.4.0-SNAPSHOT builds Apr 8, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit.junit Fix type parameter in javadoc in TestRepository.delete(String ref) May 5, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit.lfs.server.test Prepare 4.4.0-SNAPSHOT builds Apr 8, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit.lfs.server [findBugs] Fix calculation of host header in SignerV4 May 19, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit.lfs.test Prepare 4.4.0-SNAPSHOT builds Apr 8, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit.lfs Prepare 4.4.0-SNAPSHOT builds Apr 8, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit.packaging Update Orbit repository to S20160518051658 for Neon RC2 May 19, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit.pgm.test JGit CLI: allow to call git init with specific directory May 22, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit.pgm JGit CLI: allow to call git init with specific directory May 22, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit.test Support git config [include] section with absolute path(s) May 21, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit.ui Prepare 4.4.0-SNAPSHOT builds Apr 8, 2016
org.eclipse.jgit Support git config [include] section with absolute path(s) May 20, 2016
tools Add lfs libraries to scripts for upload to Maven central Apr 8, 2016
.buckconfig Buck: Simplify root build file Feb 14, 2016
.buckversion Update buck to e64a2e2ada022f81e42be750b774024469551398 Apr 21, 2016
.gitattributes Initial JGit contribution to Sep 29, 2009
.gitignore Add .buckd to .gitignore Apr 19, 2016
.mailmap Update .mailmap Feb 12, 2016
BUCK Buck: Simplify root build file Feb 14, 2016 Update SUBMITTING_PATCHES Jul 20, 2014
LICENSE Clean up LICENSE file Jul 2, 2010 FS: Remove the gitprefix logic May 22, 2015
pom.xml Update Maven plugins May 7, 2016

Java Git

An implementation of the Git version control system in pure Java.

This package is licensed under the EDL (Eclipse Distribution License).

JGit can be imported straight into Eclipse, built and tested from there, but the automated builds use Maven.

  • org.eclipse.jgit

    A pure Java library capable of being run standalone, with no additional support libraries. It provides classes to read and write a Git repository and operate on a working directory.

    All portions of JGit are covered by the EDL. Absolutely no GPL, LGPL or EPL contributions are accepted within this package.

  • org.eclipse.jgit.java7

    Extensions for users of Java 7.

  • org.eclipse.jgit.ant

    Ant tasks based on JGit.

  • org.eclipse.jgit.archive

    Support for exporting to various archive formats (zip etc).

  • org.eclipse.jgit.http.apache

    Apache httpclient support

  • org.eclipse.jgit.http.server

    Server for the smart and dumb Git HTTP protocol.

  • org.eclipse.jgit.pgm

    Command-line interface Git commands implemented using JGit ("pgm" stands for program).

  • org.eclipse.jgit.packaging

    Production of Eclipse features and p2 repository for JGit. See the JGit Wiki on why and how to use this module.


  • org.eclipse.jgit.junit

    Helpers for unit testing

  • org.eclipse.jgit.test

    Unit tests for org.eclipse.jgit

  • org.eclipse.jgit.java7.test

    Unit tests for Java 7 specific features

  • org.eclipse.jgit.ant.test

  • org.eclipse.jgit.pgm.test
  • org.eclipse.jgit.http.test
  • org.eclipse.jgit.junit.test

    No further description needed


  • Native smbolic links are supported, but only if you are using Java 7 or newer and include the org.eclipse.jgit.java7 jar/bundle in the classpath, provided the file system supports them. For Windows you must have Windows Vista/Windows 2008 or newer, use a non-administrator account and have the SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege.

  • Only the timestamp of the index is used by jgit if the index is dirty.

  • JGit requires at least a Java 7 JDK.

  • CRLF conversion is performed depending on the core.autocrlf setting, however Git for Windows by default stores that setting during installation in the "system wide" configuration file. If Git is not installed, use the global or repository configuration for the core.autocrlf setting.

  • The system wide configuration file is located relative to where C Git is installed. Make sure Git can be found via the PATH environment variable. When installing Git for Windows check the "Run Git from the Windows Command Prompt" option. There are other options like Eclipse settings that can be used for pointing out where C Git is installed. Modifying PATH is the recommended option if C Git is installed.

  • We try to use the same notation of $HOME as C Git does. On Windows this is often not the same value as the user.home system property.

Package Features

  • org.eclipse.jgit/

    • Read loose and packed commits, trees, blobs, including deltafied objects.

    • Read objects from shared repositories

    • Write loose commits, trees, blobs.

    • Write blobs from local files or Java InputStreams.

    • Read blobs as Java InputStreams.

    • Copy trees to local directory, or local directory to a tree.

    • Lazily loads objects as necessary.

    • Read and write .git/config files.

    • Create a new repository.

    • Read and write refs, including walking through symrefs.

    • Read, update and write the Git index.

    • Checkout in dirty working directory if trivial.

    • Walk the history from a given set of commits looking for commits introducing changes in files under a specified path.

    • Object transport Fetch via ssh, git, http, Amazon S3 and bundles. Push via ssh, git and Amazon S3. JGit does not yet deltify the pushed packs so they may be a lot larger than C Git packs.

    • Garbage collection

    • Merge

    • Rebase

    • And much more

  • org.eclipse.jgit.pgm/

    • Assorted set of command line utilities. Mostly for ad-hoc testing of jgit log, glog, fetch etc.
  • org.eclipse.jgit.java7/

    • Support for symbolic links.

    • Optimizations for reading file system attributes

  • org.eclipse.jgit.ant/

    • Ant tasks
  • org.eclipse.jgit.archive/

    • Support for Zip/Tar and other formats
  • org.eclipse.http.*/

    • HTTP client and server support

Missing Features

There are some missing features:

  • gitattributes support


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