Re: [PATCH] make it Git aware

From: Valentin Rothberg
Date: Wed Mar 11 2015 - 10:20:35 EST

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 1:04 PM, Paul Bolle <pebolle@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.

That's a good point. I used cat-file once in another script but
totally forgot its existence, thanks : ) The patch is already queued,
so I will change the behavior to your suggestion soon.

Kind regards,
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