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

NAME git-write-tree - Create a tree object from the current index

SYNOPSIS git write-tree [--missing-ok] [--prefix=<prefix>/]

DESCRIPTION Creates a tree object using the current index. The name of the new tree object is printed to standard output.

The index must be in a fully merged state.

Conceptually, git write-tree sync()s the current index contents into a set of tree files. In order to have that match what is actually in your directory right now, you need to have done a git update-index phase before you did the git write-tree.

OPTIONS --missing-ok Normally git write-tree ensures that the objects referenced by the directory exist in the object database. This option disables this check.

--prefix=<prefix>/ Writes a tree object that represents a subdirectory <prefix>. This can be used to write the tree object for a subproject that is in the named subdirectory.

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-WRITE-TREE(1)