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From: anatoly techtonik <>
Subject: Unify annotated and non-annotated tags
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:58:49 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)


It is hard to work with Git tags, because on low level hash
of non-annotated tag is pointing to commit, but hash for
annotated tag is pointing to tag metadata.

On low level that means that there is no way to get commit
hash from tag in a single step. If tag is annotated, you need
to find and parse ^{} string of show-ref, if not, then look for
string without ^{}.

So, why not just make all tags work the same so that every
tag has its own hash and you need to dereference it in the
same way to get commit hash?

This way I could get all commit hashes with just:

    git show-ref --tags -d | grep "\^{}"

or abandon ^{} completely and show commit hashes on -d:

    git show-ref --tags --dereference

anatoly t.

             reply	other threads:[~2017-11-10 10:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-11-10 10:58 anatoly techtonik [this message]
2017-11-11  1:46 ` Unify annotated and non-annotated tags Igor Djordjevic
2017-11-11  2:06   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-11-11  2:50     ` Igor Djordjevic
2017-11-23  7:31     ` anatoly techtonik
2017-12-23 13:33     ` anatoly techtonik
     [not found] <>
2017-11-23 15:08 ` Randall S. Becker
2017-11-23 21:24   ` Thomas Braun
2017-11-24  9:52   ` anatoly techtonik
2017-11-24 10:24     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-12-02 21:26       ` anatoly techtonik
2017-12-03  5:54         ` Junio C Hamano

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