Jeff King <> writes:

> Which made me wonder: what happens with:
>   git cat-file --textconv HEAD
> It looks like we die just before textconv-ing, because we have no
> obj_context.path. But that is also unlike all of the other --textconv
> switches, which mean "turn on textconv if you are showing a blob that
> supports it" and not "the specific operation is --textconv, apply it to
> this blob". I don't know if that is worth changing or not.

OK, so in that sense, "cat-file --textconv HEAD" (or HEAD:) should
die with "Hey, that is not a blob", in other words, Michael's patch
does what we want without further tweaks, right?

By the way are we sure textconv_object() barfs and dies if fed a non
blob?  Otherwise the above does not hold, and the semantics become
"turn on textconv if the object you are showing supports it,
otherwise it has to be a blob.", I think.
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