On Mon, Apr 09 2018, Michael Vogt wrote: > I noticed that `git show HEAD:path-to-symlink` does not work and > returns an error like: > "fatal: Path 'debian/changelog' exists on disk, but not in 'HEAD'." > > Looking at `git show` it seems there is no way right now to make > git-show show blobs if they are symlinks . > > It would be nice to have this ability. Attached is a draft patch to > allow to write: `git show --follow-symlinks HEAD:path-to-symlink`. > Tests are missing in the patch, I'm happy to add those if there is a > chance for the feature to get in. > > Cheers, > Michael > >  Using `git cat-file --follow-symlinks --batch < input` works but > feels a bit less elegant compared to supporting it directly in > git-show. > From 616b7f21c057656960cb6b8a266095bbef734122 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001 > From: Michael Vogt <m...@ubuntu.com> > Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2018 10:38:13 +0200 > Subject: [PATCH] support: git show --follow-symlinks HEAD:symlink > > Add support for the `--follow-symlinks` options to git-show. This > allows to write: > > git show --follow-symlink HEAD:path-a-symlink
The patch looks reasonable, but please submit it as described in Documentation/SubmittingPatches, i.e. inline instead of as an attachment, and with a signed-off-by line etc. We'd also need some tests for this.