GIT-MKTAG(1)                     Git Manual                     GIT-MKTAG(1)

NAME         top

       git-mktag - Creates a tag object

SYNOPSIS         top

       git mktag

DESCRIPTION         top

       Reads a tag contents on standard input and creates a tag object that
       can also be used to sign other objects.

       The output is the new tag’s <object> identifier.

TAG FORMAT         top

       A tag signature file, to be fed to this command’s standard input, has
       a very simple fixed format: four lines of

           object <sha1>
           type <typename>
           tag <tagname>
           tagger <tagger>

       followed by some optional free-form message (some tags created by
       older Git may not have tagger line). The message, when exists, is
       separated by a blank line from the header. The message part may
       contain a signature that Git itself doesn’t care about, but that can
       be verified with gpg.

GIT         top

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Git           12/17/2015                     GIT-MKTAG(1)