The normal way to check whether a certain revision resolves to a valid
commit is:

  $ git rev-parse --verify $REV^0

Unfortunately, this does not work when $REV is of the type :/quuxery.
Write a helper to work around this limitation.

Suggested-by: Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com>
Signed-off-by: Ramkumar Ramachandra <artag...@gmail.com>
---
 git-sh-setup.sh | 12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/git-sh-setup.sh b/git-sh-setup.sh
index 2f78359..7a964ad 100644
--- a/git-sh-setup.sh
+++ b/git-sh-setup.sh
@@ -313,3 +313,15 @@ then
        }
        : ${GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY="$GIT_DIR/objects"}
 fi
+
+peel_committish () {
+       case "$1" in
+       :/*)
+               peeltmp=$(git rev-parse --verify "$1") &&
+               git rev-parse --verify "${peeltmp}^0"
+               ;;
+       *)
+               git rev-parse --verify "${1}^0"
+               ;;
+       esac
+}
-- 
1.8.3.1.381.g12ca056.dirty

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