Junio C Hamano <gitster <at> pobox.com> writes: > Chico Sokol <chico.sokol <at> gmail.com> writes: > > > 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? > > > > We're suspecting that there is some kind of special format or > > encoding, because the command "git cat-file -p <sha>" show me ... > > While "git cat-file tree <sha>" generate ... > > "cat-file -p" is meant to be human-readable form. The latter gives > the exact byte contents read_sha1_file() sees, which is a binary > format. Essentially, it is a sequence of: > > - mode of the entry encoded in octal, without any leading '0' pad; > - pathname component of the entry, terminated with NUL; > - 20-byte SHA-1 object name.
I always wondered why this is the sole object format where SHA-1 is in 20- byte binary format and not 40-chars hexadecimal string format... -- Jakub Narębski -- 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