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GIT-GET-TAR-COMMI(1)						    Git Manual						      GIT-GET-TAR-COMMI(1)

NAME
git-get-tar-commit-id - Extract commit ID from an archive created using git-archive
SYNOPSIS
git get-tar-commit-id < <tarfile>
DESCRIPTION
Acts as a filter, extracting the commit ID stored in archives created by git archive. It reads only the first 1024 bytes of input, thus its runtime is not influenced by the size of <tarfile> very much. If no commit ID is found, git get-tar-commit-id quietly exists with a return code of 1. This can happen if <tarfile> had not been created using git archive or if the first parameter of git archive had been a tree ID instead of a commit ID or tag.
GIT
Part of the git(1) suite Git 1.8.3.1 06/10/2014 GIT-GET-TAR-COMMI(1)