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1 git-show(1)
2 ===========
3
4 NAME
5 ----
6 git-show - Show various types of objects
7
8
9 SYNOPSIS
10 --------
11 'git-show' [options] <object>...
12
13 DESCRIPTION
14 -----------
15 Shows one or more objects (blobs, trees, tags and commits).
16
17 For commits it shows the log message and textual diff. It also
18 presents the merge commit in a special format as produced by
19 'git-diff-tree --cc'.
20
21 For tags, it shows the tag message and the referenced objects.
22
23 For trees, it shows the names (equivalent to gitlink:git-ls-tree[1]
24 with \--name-only).
25
26 For plain blobs, it shows the plain contents.
27
28 The command takes options applicable to the gitlink:git-diff-tree[1] command to
29 control how the changes the commit introduces are shown.
30
31 This manual page describes only the most frequently used options.
32
33
34 OPTIONS
35 -------
36 <object>::
37 The name of the object to show.
38 For a more complete list of ways to spell object names, see
39 "SPECIFYING REVISIONS" section in gitlink:git-rev-parse[1].
40
41 include::pretty-formats.txt[]
42
43
44 EXAMPLES
45 --------
46
47 git show v1.0.0::
48 Shows the tag `v1.0.0`, along with the object the tags
49 points at.
50
51 git show v1.0.0^\{tree\}::
52 Shows the tree pointed to by the tag `v1.0.0`.
53
54 git show next~10:Documentation/README::
55 Shows the contents of the file `Documentation/README` as
56 they were current in the 10th last commit of the branch
57 `next`.
58
59 git show master:Makefile master:t/Makefile::
60 Concatenates the contents of said Makefiles in the head
61 of the branch `master`.
62
63 Discussion
64 ----------
65
66 include::i18n.txt[]
67
68 Author
69 ------
70 Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org> and
71 Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>. Significantly enhanced by
72 Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>.
73
74
75 Documentation
76 -------------
77 Documentation by David Greaves, Petr Baudis and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
78
79 This manual page is a stub. You can help the git documentation by expanding it.
80
81 GIT
82 ---
83 Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite
84