On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 01:25:14PM -0300, Chico Sokol wrote: > Is there any official documentation of tree objets format? Are tree > objects encoded specially in some way? How can I parse the inflated > contents of a tree object?
Tree object consists of entries, each concatenation of: - Octal mode (using ASCII digits 0-7). - Single SPACE (0x20) - Filename - Single NUL (0x00) - 20-byte binary SHA-1 of referenced object. At least following octal modes are known: 40000: Directory (tree). 100644: Regular file (blob). 100755: Executable file (blob). 120000: Symbolic link (blob). 160000: Submodule (commit). The entries are always sorted in (bytewise) lexicographical order, except directories sort like there was impiled '/' at the end. So e.g.: ! < 0 < 9 < a < a- < a- (directory) < a (directory) < a0 < ab < b < z. The idea of sorting directories specially is that if one recurses upon hitting a directory and uses '/' as path separator, then the full filenames are in bytewise lexicographical order. -Ilari -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html