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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Chico Sokol <>
Cc: git <>
Subject: Re: Exact format of tree objets
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:38:56 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Chico Sokol's message of "Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:25:14 -0300")

Chico Sokol <> writes:

> Is there any official documentation of tree objets format? Are tree
> objects encoded specially in some way? How can I parse the inflated
> contents of a tree object?
> We're suspecting that there is some kind of special format or
> encoding, because the command "git cat-file -p <sha>" show me ...
> While "git cat-file tree <sha>" generate ...

"cat-file -p" is meant to be human-readable form.  The latter gives
the exact byte contents read_sha1_file() sees, which is a binary
format.  Essentially, it is a sequence of:

 - mode of the entry encoded in octal, without any leading '0' pad;
 - pathname component of the entry, terminated with NUL;
 - 20-byte SHA-1 object name.

sorted in a particular order.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2013-06-11 18:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-06-11 16:25 Exact format of tree objets Chico Sokol
2013-06-11 18:26 ` Ilari Liusvaara
2013-06-18 15:15   ` Chico Sokol
2013-06-18 17:47     ` Thomas Rast
2013-06-11 18:38 ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2013-06-12 14:06   ` Jakub Narebski
2013-06-18 13:53     ` Chico Sokol

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