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use 'tree-ish' instead of 'treeish'

Replace 'treeish' in documentation and comments with 'tree-ish' to
match gitglossary(7).

The only remaining instances of 'treeish' are:
  * variable, function, and macro names
  * "(also treeish)" in the definition of tree-ish in gitglossary(7)

Signed-off-by: Richard Hansen <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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1 parent 406fde1 commit bb8040f9f9274d739b894230959134584b156ae5 @rhansen rhansen committed with gitster
2 Documentation/RelNotes/
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@ Fixes since v1.7.11.1
* "git diff --no-index" did not work with pagers correctly.
* "git diff COPYING HEAD:COPYING" gave a nonsense error message that
- claimed that the treeish HEAD did not have COPYING in it.
+ claimed that the tree-ish HEAD did not have COPYING in it.
* When "git log" gets "--simplify-merges/by-decoration" together with
"--first-parent", the combination of these options makes the
2 Documentation/git-cat-file.txt
@@ -54,7 +54,7 @@ OPTIONS
Show the content as transformed by a textconv filter. In this case,
- <object> has be of the form <treeish>:<path>, or :<path> in order
+ <object> has be of the form <tree-ish>:<path>, or :<path> in order
to apply the filter to the content recorded in the index at <path>.
2 Documentation/git-merge-tree.txt
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
-Reads three treeish, and output trivial merge results and
+Reads three tree-ish, and output trivial merge results and
conflicting stages to the standard output. This is similar to
what three-way 'git read-tree -m' does, but instead of storing the
results in the index, the command outputs the entries to the
4 fast-import.c
@@ -2957,7 +2957,7 @@ static struct object_entry *dereference(struct object_entry *oe,
case OBJ_TAG:
- die("Not a treeish: %s", command_buf.buf);
+ die("Not a tree-ish: %s", command_buf.buf);
if (oe->pack_id != MAX_PACK_ID) { /* in a pack being written */
@@ -3041,7 +3041,7 @@ static void parse_ls(struct branch *b)
struct tree_entry *root = NULL;
struct tree_entry leaf = {NULL};
- /* ls SP (<treeish> SP)? <path> */
+ /* ls SP (<tree-ish> SP)? <path> */
p = command_buf.buf + strlen("ls ");
if (*p == '"') {
if (!b)
2 git-cvsserver.perl
@@ -4338,7 +4338,7 @@ sub getAnyHead
=head2 getRevisionDirMap
A "revision dir map" contains all the plain-file filenames associated
-with a particular revision (treeish), organized by directory:
+with a particular revision (tree-ish), organized by directory:
$type = $out->{$dir}{$fullName}
4 test-match-trees.c
@@ -12,10 +12,10 @@ int main(int ac, char **av)
die("cannot parse %s as an object name", av[2]);
one = parse_tree_indirect(hash1);
if (!one)
- die("not a treeish %s", av[1]);
+ die("not a tree-ish %s", av[1]);
two = parse_tree_indirect(hash2);
if (!two)
- die("not a treeish %s", av[2]);
+ die("not a tree-ish %s", av[2]);
shift_tree(one->object.sha1, two->object.sha1, shifted, -1);
printf("shifted: %s\n", sha1_to_hex(shifted));

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