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git-ls-tree(1)
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NAME
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git-ls-tree - List the contents of a tree object
SYNOPSIS
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[verse]
'git ls-tree' [-d] [-r] [-t] [-l] [-z]
[--name-only] [--name-status] [--full-name] [--full-tree] [--abbrev[=<n>]]
<tree-ish> [<path>...]
DESCRIPTION
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Lists the contents of a given tree object, like what "/bin/ls -a" does
in the current working directory. Note that:
- the behaviour is slightly different from that of "/bin/ls" in that the
'<path>' denotes just a list of patterns to match, e.g. so specifying
directory name (without `-r`) will behave differently, and order of the
arguments does not matter.
- the behaviour is similar to that of "/bin/ls" in that the '<path>' is
taken as relative to the current working directory. E.g. when you are
in a directory 'sub' that has a directory 'dir', you can run 'git
ls-tree -r HEAD dir' to list the contents of the tree (that is
'sub/dir' in `HEAD`). You don't want to give a tree that is not at the
root level (e.g. `git ls-tree -r HEAD:sub dir`) in this case, as that
would result in asking for 'sub/sub/dir' in the `HEAD` commit.
However, the current working directory can be ignored by passing
--full-tree option.
OPTIONS
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<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\0 line termination on output and do not quote filenames.
See OUTPUT FORMAT below for more information.
--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.
[<path>...]::
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
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<mode> SP <type> SP <object> TAB <file>
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.
Without the `-z` option, pathnames with "unusual" characters are
quoted as explained for the configuration variable `core.quotePath`
(see linkgit:git-config[1]). Using `-z` the filename is output
verbatim and the line is terminated by a NUL byte.
GIT
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Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite