On 03/28/2013 04:38 PM, Jeff King wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 04:34:19PM +0100, Michael Haggerty wrote:
>> Is there a simple way to verify an object name more strictly and convert
>> it to an SHA1? I can only think of solutions that require two commands,
>> git cat-file -e $ARG && git rev-parse --verify $ARG
> Is the rev-parse line doing anything there? If $ARG does not resolve to
> a sha1, then wouldn't cat-file have failed?
It's outputting the SHA1, which cat-file seems incapable of providing in
a useful way.
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