git-lost-found

GIT-LOST-FOUND(1)                 Git Manual                 GIT-LOST-FOUND(1)



NAME
       git-lost-found - Recover lost refs that luckily have not yet been
       pruned

SYNOPSIS
       git lost-found

DESCRIPTION
       NOTE: this command is deprecated. Use git-fsck(1) with the option
       --lost-found instead.

       Finds dangling commits and tags from the object database, and creates
       refs to them in the .git/lost-found/ directory. Commits and tags that
       dereference to commits are stored in .git/lost-found/commit, and other
       objects are stored in .git/lost-found/other.

OUTPUT
       Prints to standard output the object names and one-line descriptions of
       any commits or tags found.

EXAMPLE
       Suppose you run git tag -f and mistype the tag to overwrite. The ref to
       your tag is overwritten, but until you run git prune, the tag itself is
       still there.

           $ git lost-found
           [1ef2b196d909eed523d4f3c9bf54b78cdd6843c6] GIT 0.99.9c
           ...


       Also you can use gitk to browse how any tags found relate to each
       other.

           $ gitk $(cd .git/lost-found/commit && echo ??*)


       After making sure you know which the object is the tag you are looking
       for, you can reconnect it to your regular .git/refs hierarchy.

           $ git cat-file -t 1ef2b196
           tag
           $ git cat-file tag 1ef2b196
           object fa41bbce8e38c67a218415de6cfa510c7e50032a
           type commit
           tag v0.99.9c
           tagger Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net> 1131059594 -0800

           GIT 0.99.9c

           This contains the following changes from the "master" branch, since
           ...
           $ git update-ref refs/tags/not-lost-anymore 1ef2b196
           $ git rev-parse not-lost-anymore
           1ef2b196d909eed523d4f3c9bf54b78cdd6843c6


AUTHOR
       Written by Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com[1]>

DOCUMENTATION
       Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list
       <git@vger.kernel.org[2]>.

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

NOTES
        1. gitster@pobox.com
           mailto:gitster@pobox.com

        2. git@vger.kernel.org
           mailto:git@vger.kernel.org



Git 1.7.1                         03/23/2016                 GIT-LOST-FOUND(1)