GIT-LS-TREE(1) Git Manual GIT-LS-TREE(1)

NAME git-ls-tree - List the contents of a tree object

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:

· the behaviour is slightly different from that of "/bin/ls" in that the paths denote 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 paths 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 dont 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 <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 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 , 0 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[1]> Completely rewritten from scratch by Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com[2]>, another major rewrite by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org[3]>

DOCUMENTATION Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org[4]>.

GIT Part of the git(1) suite

NOTES 1. pasky@suse.cz mailto:pasky@suse.cz

2. gitster@pobox.com mailto:gitster@pobox.com

3. torvalds@osdl.org mailto:torvalds@osdl.org

4. git@vger.kernel.org mailto:git@vger.kernel.org

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