On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 9:23 AM, Steffen Nurpmeso <stef...@sdaoden.eu> wrote:
> Hello again,
> yah, sorry, i'm back again..
> I try to find a way to find the name of the current branch in an
> automated way, because i need to ensure that a commit happens on
> it and no other branch.  Now the problem arises that the commit
> ref at the time of that commit maybe shared in between several
> different branches, but no more thereafter, of course:
>   ?0[steffen@wales ]$ git branch|grep '^*'
>   * stable/v14.9
>   ?0[steffen@wales ]$ git name-rev --name-only HEAD
>   stable/v14.8
> Is there another way except looking into .git/HEAD or using sed(1)
> on the output of `branch' to find the right name?

Have you tried "git symbolic-ref HEAD"?

$ git symbolic-ref HEAD

If you don't want the fully-qualified ref, you can add --short:

$ git symbolic-ref --short HEAD

> Thank you.
> Ciao!
> --steffen

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