On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:55:04 AM UTC-7, Dale Worley wrote:
> I think what will work is:
> 1) Find the first commit before the tag that has a different content
> for the file:
> $ git log -n 1 <tagname>^ -- <filename>
> commit b3282e06e39e1ddaa44806eadbfac06a19fabe09
> 2) Find the SHA of the file as it is in that commit
> $ git ls-tree <commit> -- <filename>
> 100644 blob <filehash> <filename>
> 3) Get the contents of the file within that commit
> $ git cat-file blob <filehash>
Yes thats what he wants, I think. He'll use it to step back through commits
to see when a bug was introduced.
I still don't understand what the commit-SHA given out by git ls-tree is
for? If it doesn't correspond to a commit on the file as seen in git log,
what's it used for?
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