This topic has been covered before, but not quite to the problem I have:
basic Q: *command line to get SHA of file immediately prior to <tagname>
without using dates?*
My user insists on command-line ( he's the boss); he's used to CVS and its
weird revision numbers per file.
Git doesn't make a SHA for an unchanged file just because I swooped in and
tagged the whole tree.
gitk shows the succession of commits and shows where each file's commit is
between tags in the sequence.
This is his complaint:
git ls-tree -r <tagname>
- snip -
100644 blob 990c3e0f7efc8ddf869dbb39ba0065c9e9578df4 rmapi_bcmxlat.c
root@oa4-hv-B1net:bcm# git log rmapi_bcmxlat.c | grep 990c3e0f7ef
There is no such SHA in git log output
*Ultimately he wants to know which version of a file was in the tag.*
git diff <tagname> filename shows the diff, but that doesn't seem to
satisfy his needs.
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