Re: [PATCH] make it Git aware

From: Paul Bolle
Date: Wed Mar 11 2015 - 08:04:51 EST

On Wed, 2015-03-11 at 12:16 +0100, Valentin Rothberg wrote:
> Note that both options require to 'git reset --hard' the user's Git
> tree, which can lead to the loss of uncommitted data.

My local "800 line perl monster" basically does
git ls-tree -r $commit_or_tag

which allows you to generate a list of files and their corresponding
hashes (it also helps with filtering out symlinks by the way).

The you can do
git cat-file blob $commit:$path

or just
git cat-file blob $hash

for every file you're interested in and parse the output of that file
(in memory, as it were). None of that messes with the current state of
the tree you're working on.

Paul Bolle

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