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1 git-mktag(1)
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3 v0.1, May 2005
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5 NAME
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7 git-mktag - Creates a tag object
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10 SYNOPSIS
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12 'git-mktag' < signature_file
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14 DESCRIPTION
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16 Reads a tag contents on standard input and creates a tag object
17 that can also be used to sign other objects.
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19 The output is the new tag's <object> identifier.
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21 Tag Format
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23 A tag signature file has a very simple fixed format: three lines of
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25 object <sha1>
26 type <typename>
27 tag <tagname>
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29 followed by some 'optional' free-form signature that git itself
30 doesn't care about, but that can be verified with gpg or similar.
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32 The size of the full object is artificially limited to 8kB. (Just
33 because I'm a lazy bastard, and if you can't fit a signature in that
34 size, you're doing something wrong)
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37 Author
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39 Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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41 Documentation
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43 Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
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45 GIT
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47 Part of the link:git.html[git] suite
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