git-ls-tree

GIT-LS-TREE(1)                    Git Manual                    GIT-LS-TREE(1)



NAME
       git-ls-tree - List the contents of a tree object

SYNOPSIS
       git ls-tree [-d] [-r] [-t] [-l] [-z]
                   [--name-only] [--name-status] [--full-name] [--full-tree] [--abbrev=[<n>]]
                   <tree-ish> [paths...]


DESCRIPTION
       Lists the contents of a given tree object, like what "/bin/ls -a" does
       in the current working directory. Note that:

       ·   the behaviour is slightly different from that of "/bin/ls" in that
           the paths denote just a list of patterns to match, e.g. so
           specifying directory name (without -r) will behave differently, and
           order of the arguments does not matter.

       ·   the behaviour is similar to that of "/bin/ls" in that the paths is
           taken as relative to the current working directory. E.g. when you
           are in a directory sub that has a directory dir, you can run git
           ls-tree -r HEAD dir to list the contents of the tree (that is
           sub/dir in HEAD). You don’t want to give a tree that is not at the
           root level (e.g.  git ls-tree -r HEAD:sub dir) in this case, as
           that would result in asking for sub/sub/dir in the HEAD commit.
           However, the current working directory can be ignored by passing
           --full-tree option.

OPTIONS
       <tree-ish>
           Id of a tree-ish.

       -d
           Show only the named tree entry itself, not its children.

       -r
           Recurse into sub-trees.

       -t
           Show tree entries even when going to recurse them. Has no effect if
           -r was not passed.  -d implies -t.

       -l, --long
           Show object size of blob (file) entries.

       -z
           \0 line termination on output.

       --name-only, --name-status
           List only filenames (instead of the "long" output), one per line.

       --abbrev[=<n>]
           Instead of showing the full 40-byte hexadecimal object lines, show
           only a partial prefix. Non default number of digits can be
           specified with --abbrev=<n>.

       --full-name
           Instead of showing the path names relative to the current working
           directory, show the full path names.

       --full-tree
           Do not limit the listing to the current working directory. Implies
           --full-name.

       paths
           When paths are given, show them (note that this isn’t really raw
           pathnames, but rather a list of patterns to match). Otherwise
           implicitly uses the root level of the tree as the sole path
           argument.

OUTPUT FORMAT
           <mode> SP <type> SP <object> TAB <file>

       Unless the -z option is used, TAB, LF, and backslash characters in
       pathnames are represented as \t, \n, and \\, respectively. This output
       format is compatible with what --index-info --stdin of git update-index
       expects.

       When the -l option is used, format changes to

           <mode> SP <type> SP <object> SP <object size> TAB <file>

       Object size identified by <object> is given in bytes, and
       right-justified with minimum width of 7 characters. Object size is
       given only for blobs (file) entries; for other entries - character is
       used in place of size.

AUTHOR
       Written by Petr Baudis <pasky@suse.cz[1]> Completely rewritten from
       scratch by Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com[2]>, another major rewrite
       by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org[3]>

DOCUMENTATION
       Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list
       <git@vger.kernel.org[4]>.

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

NOTES
        1. pasky@suse.cz
           mailto:pasky@suse.cz

        2. gitster@pobox.com
           mailto:gitster@pobox.com

        3. torvalds@osdl.org
           mailto:torvalds@osdl.org

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



Git 1.7.1                         03/23/2016                    GIT-LS-TREE(1)