GIT-LS-TREE(1)                   Git Manual                   GIT-LS-TREE(1)

NAME         top

       git-ls-tree - List the contents of a tree object

SYNOPSIS         top

       git ls-tree [-d] [-r] [-t] [-l] [-z]
                   [--name-only] [--name-status] [--full-name] [--full-tree] [--abbrev[=<n>]]
                   <tree-ish> [<path>...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Lists the contents of a given tree object, like what "/bin/ls -a"
       does in the current working directory. Note that:

       ·   the behaviour is slightly different from that of "/bin/ls" in
           that the <path> denotes just a list of patterns to match, e.g. so
           specifying directory name (without -r) will behave differently,
           and order of the arguments does not matter.

       ·   the behaviour is similar to that of "/bin/ls" in that the <path>
           is taken as relative to the current working directory. E.g. when
           you are in a directory sub that has a directory dir, you can run
           git ls-tree -r HEAD dir to list the contents of the tree (that is
           sub/dir in HEAD). You don’t want to give a tree that is not at
           the root level (e.g.  git ls-tree -r HEAD:sub dir) in this case,
           as that would result in asking for sub/sub/dir in the HEAD
           commit. However, the current working directory can be ignored by
           passing --full-tree option.

OPTIONS         top

           Id of a tree-ish.

           Show only the named tree entry itself, not its children.

           Recurse into sub-trees.

           Show tree entries even when going to recurse them. Has no effect
           if -r was not passed.  -d implies -t.

       -l, --long
           Show object size of blob (file) entries.

           \0 line termination on output and do not quote filenames. See
           OUTPUT FORMAT below for more information.

       --name-only, --name-status
           List only filenames (instead of the "long" output), one per line.

           Instead of showing the full 40-byte hexadecimal object lines,
           show only a partial prefix. Non default number of digits can be
           specified with --abbrev=<n>.

           Instead of showing the path names relative to the current working
           directory, show the full path names.

           Do not limit the listing to the current working directory.
           Implies --full-name.

           When paths are given, show them (note that this isn’t really raw
           pathnames, but rather a list of patterns to match). Otherwise
           implicitly uses the root level of the tree as the sole path

OUTPUT FORMAT         top

           <mode> SP <type> SP <object> TAB <file>

       This output format is compatible with what --index-info --stdin of
       git update-index expects.

       When the -l option is used, format changes to

           <mode> SP <type> SP <object> SP <object size> TAB <file>

       Object size identified by <object> is given in bytes, and
       right-justified with minimum width of 7 characters. Object size is
       given only for blobs (file) entries; for other entries - character is
       used in place of size.

       Without the -z option, pathnames with "unusual" characters are quoted
       as explained for the configuration variable core.quotePath (see
       git-config(1)). Using -z the filename is output verbatim and the line
       is terminated by a NUL byte.

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