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From: Eric Wong <>
To: David Turner <>
Subject: cat-file ambiguity prints "dangling"
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:38:45 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190118033845.s2vlrb3wd3m2jfzu@dcvr> (raw)

Hi David,

Perhaps I'm confused, the cat-file manpage seems to indicate
"dangling" only gets printed if I use "--follow-symlinks".

However, I'm not using "--follow-symlinks" and I get
"dangling" when passing ambiguous object IDs:

Trying to check the ambiguous "dead" against git.git, I get:

	$ echo dead | git cat-file --batch-check 2>/dev/null
	dangling 4

Is the above intended?

stderr shows the ambiguity and gives me hints, which is expected.


             reply	other threads:[~2019-01-18  3:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-01-18  3:38 Eric Wong [this message]
2019-01-18  4:46 ` cat-file ambiguity prints "dangling" David Turner
2019-01-18 10:45   ` Eric Wong
2019-01-18 16:20     ` David Turner
2019-01-18 22:26       ` [PATCH] t1512: test ambiguous cat-file --batch and --batch-output Eric Wong
2019-01-18 22:29         ` David Turner
2019-01-23 11:11         ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-01-30 21:33           ` [PATCH v2] " Eric Wong

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