GIT-HASH-OBJECT(1)               Git Manual               GIT-HASH-OBJECT(1)

NAME         top

       git-hash-object - Compute object ID and optionally creates a blob
       from a file

SYNOPSIS         top

       git hash-object [-t <type>] [-w] [--path=<file>|--no-filters] [--stdin [--literally]] [--] <file>...
       git hash-object [-t <type>] [-w] --stdin-paths [--no-filters]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Computes the object ID value for an object with specified type with
       the contents of the named file (which can be outside of the work
       tree), and optionally writes the resulting object into the object
       database. Reports its object ID to its standard output. This is used
       by git cvsimport to update the index without modifying files in the
       work tree. When <type> is not specified, it defaults to "blob".

OPTIONS         top

       -t <type>
           Specify the type (default: "blob").

           Actually write the object into the object database.

           Read the object from standard input instead of from a file.

           Read file names from the standard input, one per line, instead of
           from the command-line.

           Hash object as it were located at the given path. The location of
           file does not directly influence on the hash value, but path is
           used to determine what Git filters should be applied to the
           object before it can be placed to the object database, and, as
           result of applying filters, the actual blob put into the object
           database may differ from the given file. This option is mainly
           useful for hashing temporary files located outside of the working
           directory or files read from stdin.

           Hash the contents as is, ignoring any input filter that would
           have been chosen by the attributes mechanism, including the
           end-of-line conversion. If the file is read from standard input
           then this is always implied, unless the --path option is given.

           Allow --stdin to hash any garbage into a loose object which might
           not otherwise pass standard object parsing or git-fsck checks.
           Useful for stress-testing Git itself or reproducing
           characteristics of corrupt or bogus objects encountered in the

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