GIT-MKTAG(1) Git Manual GIT-MKTAG(1)

NAME git-mktag - Creates a tag object

SYNOPSIS git mktag < signature_file

DESCRIPTION Reads a tag contents on standard input and creates a tag object that can also be used to sign other objects.

The output is the new tags <object> identifier.

TAG FORMAT A tag signature file has a very simple fixed format: four lines of

object <sha1> type <typename> tag <tagname> tagger <tagger>

followed by some optional free-form message (some tags created by older git may not have tagger line). The message, when exists, is separated by a blank line from the header. The message part may contain a signature that git itself doesnt care about, but that can be verified with gpg.

AUTHOR Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org[1]>

DOCUMENTATION Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org[2]>.

GIT Part of the git(1) suite

NOTES 1. torvalds@osdl.org mailto:torvalds@osdl.org

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

Git 1.7.1 12/08/2016 GIT-MKTAG(1)