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Linux 2.6 - man page for git-diff-tree (linux section 1)

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

       git-diff-tree - Compares the content and mode of blobs found via two tree objects

       git diff-tree [--stdin] [-m] [-s] [-v] [--no-commit-id] [--pretty]
		     [-t] [-r] [-c | --cc] [--root] [<common diff options>]
		     <tree-ish> [<tree-ish>] [<path>...]

       Compares the content and mode of the blobs found via two tree objects.

       If there is only one <tree-ish> given, the commit is compared with its parents (see
       --stdin below).

       Note that git diff-tree can use the tree encapsulated in a commit object.

       -p, -u, --patch
	   Generate patch (see section on generating patches).

       -s, --no-patch
	   Suppress diff output. Useful for commands like git show that show the patch by
	   default, or to cancel the effect of --patch.

       -U<n>, --unified=<n>
	   Generate diffs with <n> lines of context instead of the usual three. Implies -p.

	   Generate the raw format. This is the default.

	   Synonym for -p --raw.

	   Spend extra time to make sure the smallest possible diff is produced.

	   Generate a diff using the "patience diff" algorithm.

	   Generate a diff using the "histogram diff" algorithm.

	   Choose a diff algorithm. The variants are as follows:

	   default, myers
	       The basic greedy diff algorithm. Currently, this is the default.

	       Spend extra time to make sure the smallest possible diff is produced.

	       Use "patience diff" algorithm when generating patches.

	       This algorithm extends the patience algorithm to "support low-occurrence common

	   For instance, if you configured diff.algorithm variable to a non-default value and
	   want to use the default one, then you have to use --diff-algorithm=default option.

	   Generate a diffstat. By default, as much space as necessary will be used for the
	   filename part, and the rest for the graph part. Maximum width defaults to terminal
	   width, or 80 columns if not connected to a terminal, and can be overridden by <width>.
	   The width of the filename part can be limited by giving another width <name-width>
	   after a comma. The width of the graph part can be limited by using
	   --stat-graph-width=<width> (affects all commands generating a stat graph) or by
	   setting diff.statGraphWidth=<width> (does not affect git format-patch). By giving a
	   third parameter <count>, you can limit the output to the first <count> lines, followed
	   by ...  if there are more.

	   These parameters can also be set individually with --stat-width=<width>,
	   --stat-name-width=<name-width> and --stat-count=<count>.

	   Similar to --stat, but shows number of added and deleted lines in decimal notation and
	   pathname without abbreviation, to make it more machine friendly. For binary files,
	   outputs two - instead of saying 0 0.

	   Output only the last line of the --stat format containing total number of modified
	   files, as well as number of added and deleted lines.

	   Output the distribution of relative amount of changes for each sub-directory. The
	   behavior of --dirstat can be customized by passing it a comma separated list of
	   parameters. The defaults are controlled by the diff.dirstat configuration variable
	   (see git-config(1)). The following parameters are available:

	       Compute the dirstat numbers by counting the lines that have been removed from the
	       source, or added to the destination. This ignores the amount of pure code
	       movements within a file. In other words, rearranging lines in a file is not
	       counted as much as other changes. This is the default behavior when no parameter
	       is given.

	       Compute the dirstat numbers by doing the regular line-based diff analysis, and
	       summing the removed/added line counts. (For binary files, count 64-byte chunks
	       instead, since binary files have no natural concept of lines). This is a more
	       expensive --dirstat behavior than the changes behavior, but it does count
	       rearranged lines within a file as much as other changes. The resulting output is
	       consistent with what you get from the other --*stat options.

	       Compute the dirstat numbers by counting the number of files changed. Each changed
	       file counts equally in the dirstat analysis. This is the computationally cheapest
	       --dirstat behavior, since it does not have to look at the file contents at all.

	       Count changes in a child directory for the parent directory as well. Note that
	       when using cumulative, the sum of the percentages reported may exceed 100%. The
	       default (non-cumulative) behavior can be specified with the noncumulative

	       An integer parameter specifies a cut-off percent (3% by default). Directories
	       contributing less than this percentage of the changes are not shown in the output.

	   Example: The following will count changed files, while ignoring directories with less
	   than 10% of the total amount of changed files, and accumulating child directory counts
	   in the parent directories: --dirstat=files,10,cumulative.

	   Output a condensed summary of extended header information such as creations, renames
	   and mode changes.

	   Synonym for -p --stat.

	   When --raw, --numstat, --name-only or --name-status has been given, do not munge
	   pathnames and use NULs as output field terminators.

	   Without this option, each pathname output will have TAB, LF, double quotes, and
	   backslash characters replaced with \t, \n, \", and \\, respectively, and the pathname
	   will be enclosed in double quotes if any of those replacements occurred.

	   Show only names of changed files.

	   Show only names and status of changed files. See the description of the --diff-filter
	   option on what the status letters mean.

	   Specify how differences in submodules are shown. When --submodule or --submodule=log
	   is given, the log format is used. This format lists the commits in the range like git-
	   submodule(1) summary does. Omitting the --submodule option or specifying
	   --submodule=short, uses the short format. This format just shows the names of the
	   commits at the beginning and end of the range. Can be tweaked via the diff.submodule
	   configuration variable.

	   Show colored diff.  --color (i.e. without =<when>) is the same as --color=always.
	   <when> can be one of always, never, or auto.

	   Turn off colored diff. It is the same as --color=never.

	   Show a word diff, using the <mode> to delimit changed words. By default, words are
	   delimited by whitespace; see --word-diff-regex below. The <mode> defaults to plain,
	   and must be one of:

	       Highlight changed words using only colors. Implies --color.

	       Show words as [-removed-] and {+added+}. Makes no attempts to escape the
	       delimiters if they appear in the input, so the output may be ambiguous.

	       Use a special line-based format intended for script consumption.
	       Added/removed/unchanged runs are printed in the usual unified diff format,
	       starting with a +/-/` ` character at the beginning of the line and extending to
	       the end of the line. Newlines in the input are represented by a tilde ~ on a line
	       of its own.

	       Disable word diff again.

	   Note that despite the name of the first mode, color is used to highlight the changed
	   parts in all modes if enabled.

	   Use <regex> to decide what a word is, instead of considering runs of non-whitespace to
	   be a word. Also implies --word-diff unless it was already enabled.

	   Every non-overlapping match of the <regex> is considered a word. Anything between
	   these matches is considered whitespace and ignored(!) for the purposes of finding
	   differences. You may want to append |[^[:space:]] to your regular expression to make
	   sure that it matches all non-whitespace characters. A match that contains a newline is
	   silently truncated(!) at the newline.

	   The regex can also be set via a diff driver or configuration option, see
	   gitattributes(1) or git-config(1). Giving it explicitly overrides any diff driver or
	   configuration setting. Diff drivers override configuration settings.

	   Equivalent to --word-diff=color plus (if a regex was specified)

	   Turn off rename detection, even when the configuration file gives the default to do

	   Warn if changes introduce whitespace errors. What are considered whitespace errors is
	   controlled by core.whitespace configuration. By default, trailing whitespaces
	   (including lines that solely consist of whitespaces) and a space character that is
	   immediately followed by a tab character inside the initial indent of the line are
	   considered whitespace errors. Exits with non-zero status if problems are found. Not
	   compatible with --exit-code.

	   Instead of the first handful of characters, show the full pre- and post-image blob
	   object names on the "index" line when generating patch format output.

	   In addition to --full-index, output a binary diff that can be applied with git-apply.

	   Instead of showing the full 40-byte hexadecimal object name in diff-raw format output
	   and diff-tree header lines, show only a partial prefix. This is independent of the
	   --full-index option above, which controls the diff-patch output format. Non default
	   number of digits can be specified with --abbrev=<n>.

       -B[<n>][/<m>], --break-rewrites[=[<n>][/<m>]]
	   Break complete rewrite changes into pairs of delete and create. This serves two

	   It affects the way a change that amounts to a total rewrite of a file not as a series
	   of deletion and insertion mixed together with a very few lines that happen to match
	   textually as the context, but as a single deletion of everything old followed by a
	   single insertion of everything new, and the number m controls this aspect of the -B
	   option (defaults to 60%).  -B/70% specifies that less than 30% of the original should
	   remain in the result for Git to consider it a total rewrite (i.e. otherwise the
	   resulting patch will be a series of deletion and insertion mixed together with context

	   When used with -M, a totally-rewritten file is also considered as the source of a
	   rename (usually -M only considers a file that disappeared as the source of a rename),
	   and the number n controls this aspect of the -B option (defaults to 50%).  -B20%
	   specifies that a change with addition and deletion compared to 20% or more of the
	   file's size are eligible for being picked up as a possible source of a rename to
	   another file.

       -M[<n>], --find-renames[=<n>]
	   Detect renames. If n is specified, it is a threshold on the similarity index (i.e.
	   amount of addition/deletions compared to the file's size). For example, -M90% means
	   Git should consider a delete/add pair to be a rename if more than 90% of the file
	   hasn't changed. Without a % sign, the number is to be read as a fraction, with a
	   decimal point before it. I.e., -M5 becomes 0.5, and is thus the same as -M50%.
	   Similarly, -M05 is the same as -M5%. To limit detection to exact renames, use -M100%.
	   The default similarity index is 50%.

       -C[<n>], --find-copies[=<n>]
	   Detect copies as well as renames. See also --find-copies-harder. If n is specified, it
	   has the same meaning as for -M<n>.

	   For performance reasons, by default, -C option finds copies only if the original file
	   of the copy was modified in the same changeset. This flag makes the command inspect
	   unmodified files as candidates for the source of copy. This is a very expensive
	   operation for large projects, so use it with caution. Giving more than one -C option
	   has the same effect.

       -D, --irreversible-delete
	   Omit the preimage for deletes, i.e. print only the header but not the diff between the
	   preimage and /dev/null. The resulting patch is not meant to be applied with patch nor
	   git apply; this is solely for people who want to just concentrate on reviewing the
	   text after the change. In addition, the output obviously lack enough information to
	   apply such a patch in reverse, even manually, hence the name of the option.

	   When used together with -B, omit also the preimage in the deletion part of a
	   delete/create pair.

	   The -M and -C options require O(n^2) processing time where n is the number of
	   potential rename/copy targets. This option prevents rename/copy detection from running
	   if the number of rename/copy targets exceeds the specified number.

	   Select only files that are Added (A), Copied (C), Deleted (D), Modified (M), Renamed
	   (R), have their type (i.e. regular file, symlink, submodule, ...) changed (T), are
	   Unmerged (U), are Unknown (X), or have had their pairing Broken (B). Any combination
	   of the filter characters (including none) can be used. When * (All-or-none) is added
	   to the combination, all paths are selected if there is any file that matches other
	   criteria in the comparison; if there is no file that matches other criteria, nothing
	   is selected.

	   Look for differences that change the number of occurrences of the specified string
	   (i.e. addition/deletion) in a file. Intended for the scripter's use.

	   It is useful when you're looking for an exact block of code (like a struct), and want
	   to know the history of that block since it first came into being: use the feature
	   iteratively to feed the interesting block in the preimage back into -S, and keep going
	   until you get the very first version of the block.

	   Look for differences whose patch text contains added/removed lines that match <regex>.

	   To illustrate the difference between -S<regex> --pickaxe-regex and -G<regex>, consider
	   a commit with the following diff in the same file:

	       +    return !regexec(regexp, two->ptr, 1, &regmatch, 0);
	       -    hit = !regexec(regexp, mf2.ptr, 1, &regmatch, 0);

	   While git log -G"regexec\(regexp" will show this commit, git log -S"regexec\(regexp"
	   --pickaxe-regex will not (because the number of occurrences of that string did not

	   See the pickaxe entry in gitdiffcore(7) for more information.

	   When -S or -G finds a change, show all the changes in that changeset, not just the
	   files that contain the change in <string>.

	   Treat the <string> given to -S as an extended POSIX regular expression to match.

	   Output the patch in the order specified in the <orderfile>, which has one shell glob
	   pattern per line.

	   Swap two inputs; that is, show differences from index or on-disk file to tree

	   When run from a subdirectory of the project, it can be told to exclude changes outside
	   the directory and show pathnames relative to it with this option. When you are not in
	   a subdirectory (e.g. in a bare repository), you can name which subdirectory to make
	   the output relative to by giving a <path> as an argument.

       -a, --text
	   Treat all files as text.

	   Ignore changes in whitespace at EOL.

       -b, --ignore-space-change
	   Ignore changes in amount of whitespace. This ignores whitespace at line end, and
	   considers all other sequences of one or more whitespace characters to be equivalent.

       -w, --ignore-all-space
	   Ignore whitespace when comparing lines. This ignores differences even if one line has
	   whitespace where the other line has none.

	   Ignore changes whose lines are all blank.

	   Show the context between diff hunks, up to the specified number of lines, thereby
	   fusing hunks that are close to each other.

       -W, --function-context
	   Show whole surrounding functions of changes.

	   Make the program exit with codes similar to diff(1). That is, it exits with 1 if there
	   were differences and 0 means no differences.

	   Disable all output of the program. Implies --exit-code.

	   Allow an external diff helper to be executed. If you set an external diff driver with
	   gitattributes(5), you need to use this option with git-log(1) and friends.

	   Disallow external diff drivers.

       --textconv, --no-textconv
	   Allow (or disallow) external text conversion filters to be run when comparing binary
	   files. See gitattributes(5) for details. Because textconv filters are typically a
	   one-way conversion, the resulting diff is suitable for human consumption, but cannot
	   be applied. For this reason, textconv filters are enabled by default only for git-
	   diff(1) and git-log(1), but not for git-format-patch(1) or diff plumbing commands.

	   Ignore changes to submodules in the diff generation. <when> can be either "none",
	   "untracked", "dirty" or "all", which is the default. Using "none" will consider the
	   submodule modified when it either contains untracked or modified files or its HEAD
	   differs from the commit recorded in the superproject and can be used to override any
	   settings of the ignore option in git-config(1) or gitmodules(5). When "untracked" is
	   used submodules are not considered dirty when they only contain untracked content (but
	   they are still scanned for modified content). Using "dirty" ignores all changes to the
	   work tree of submodules, only changes to the commits stored in the superproject are
	   shown (this was the behavior until 1.7.0). Using "all" hides all changes to

	   Show the given source prefix instead of "a/".

	   Show the given destination prefix instead of "b/".

	   Do not show any source or destination prefix.

       For more detailed explanation on these common options, see also gitdiffcore(7).

	   The id of a tree object.

	   If provided, the results are limited to a subset of files matching one of these prefix
	   strings. i.e., file matches /^<pattern1>|<pattern2>|.../ Note that this parameter does
	   not provide any wildcard or regexp features.

	   recurse into sub-trees

	   show tree entry itself as well as subtrees. Implies -r.

	   When --root is specified the initial commit will be shown as a big creation event.
	   This is equivalent to a diff against the NULL tree.

	   When --stdin is specified, the command does not take <tree-ish> arguments from the
	   command line. Instead, it reads lines containing either two <tree>, one <commit>, or a
	   list of <commit> from its standard input. (Use a single space as separator.)

	   When two trees are given, it compares the first tree with the second. When a single
	   commit is given, it compares the commit with its parents. The remaining commits, when
	   given, are used as if they are parents of the first commit.

	   When comparing two trees, the ID of both trees (separated by a space and terminated by
	   a newline) is printed before the difference. When comparing commits, the ID of the
	   first (or only) commit, followed by a newline, is printed.

	   The following flags further affect the behavior when comparing commits (but not

	   By default, git diff-tree --stdin does not show differences for merge commits. With
	   this flag, it shows differences to that commit from all of its parents. See also -c.

	   By default, git diff-tree --stdin shows differences, either in machine-readable form
	   (without -p) or in patch form (with -p). This output can be suppressed. It is only
	   useful with -v flag.

	   This flag causes git diff-tree --stdin to also show the commit message before the

       --pretty[=<format>], --format=<format>
	   Pretty-print the contents of the commit logs in a given format, where <format> can be
	   one of oneline, short, medium, full, fuller, email, raw and format:<string>. See the
	   "PRETTY FORMATS" section for some additional details for each format. When omitted,
	   the format defaults to medium.

	   Note: you can specify the default pretty format in the repository configuration (see

	   Instead of showing the full 40-byte hexadecimal commit object name, show only a
	   partial prefix. Non default number of digits can be specified with "--abbrev=<n>"
	   (which also modifies diff output, if it is displayed).

	   This should make "--pretty=oneline" a whole lot more readable for people using
	   80-column terminals.

	   Show the full 40-byte hexadecimal commit object name. This negates --abbrev-commit and
	   those options which imply it such as "--oneline". It also overrides the
	   log.abbrevCommit variable.

	   This is a shorthand for "--pretty=oneline --abbrev-commit" used together.

	   The commit objects record the encoding used for the log message in their encoding
	   header; this option can be used to tell the command to re-code the commit log message
	   in the encoding preferred by the user. For non plumbing commands this defaults to

	   Show the notes (see git-notes(1)) that annotate the commit, when showing the commit
	   log message. This is the default for git log, git show and git whatchanged commands
	   when there is no --pretty, --format nor --oneline option given on the command line.

	   By default, the notes shown are from the notes refs listed in the core.notesRef and
	   notes.displayRef variables (or corresponding environment overrides). See git-config(1)
	   for more details.

	   With an optional <ref> argument, show this notes ref instead of the default notes
	   ref(s). The ref is taken to be in refs/notes/ if it is not qualified.

	   Multiple --notes options can be combined to control which notes are being displayed.
	   Examples: "--notes=foo" will show only notes from "refs/notes/foo"; "--notes=foo
	   --notes" will show both notes from "refs/notes/foo" and from the default notes ref(s).

	   Do not show notes. This negates the above --notes option, by resetting the list of
	   notes refs from which notes are shown. Options are parsed in the order given on the
	   command line, so e.g. "--notes --notes=foo --no-notes --notes=bar" will only show
	   notes from "refs/notes/bar".

       --show-notes[=<ref>], --[no-]standard-notes
	   These options are deprecated. Use the above --notes/--no-notes options instead.

	   Check the validity of a signed commit object by passing the signature to gpg --verify
	   and show the output.


	   git diff-tree outputs a line with the commit ID when applicable. This flag suppressed
	   the commit ID output.

	   This flag changes the way a merge commit is displayed (which means it is useful only
	   when the command is given one <tree-ish>, or --stdin). It shows the differences from
	   each of the parents to the merge result simultaneously instead of showing pairwise
	   diff between a parent and the result one at a time (which is what the -m option does).
	   Furthermore, it lists only files which were modified from all parents.

	   This flag changes the way a merge commit patch is displayed, in a similar way to the
	   -c option. It implies the -c and -p options and further compresses the patch output by
	   omitting uninteresting hunks whose the contents in the parents have only two variants
	   and the merge result picks one of them without modification. When all hunks are
	   uninteresting, the commit itself and the commit log message is not shown, just like in
	   any other "empty diff" case.

	   Show the commit itself and the commit log message even if the diff itself is empty.

       If the commit is a merge, and if the pretty-format is not oneline, email or raw, an
       additional line is inserted before the Author: line. This line begins with "Merge: " and
       the sha1s of ancestral commits are printed, separated by spaces. Note that the listed
       commits may not necessarily be the list of the direct parent commits if you have limited
       your view of history: for example, if you are only interested in changes related to a
       certain directory or file.

       There are several built-in formats, and you can define additional formats by setting a
       pretty.<name> config option to either another format name, or a format: string, as
       described below (see git-config(1)). Here are the details of the built-in formats:

       o    oneline

	       <sha1> <title line>

	   This is designed to be as compact as possible.

       o    short

	       commit <sha1>
	       Author: <author>

	       <title line>

       o    medium

	       commit <sha1>
	       Author: <author>
	       Date:   <author date>

	       <title line>

	       <full commit message>

       o    full

	       commit <sha1>
	       Author: <author>
	       Commit: <committer>

	       <title line>

	       <full commit message>

       o    fuller

	       commit <sha1>
	       Author:	   <author>
	       AuthorDate: <author date>
	       Commit:	   <committer>
	       CommitDate: <committer date>

	       <title line>

	       <full commit message>

       o    email

	       From <sha1> <date>
	       From: <author>
	       Date: <author date>
	       Subject: [PATCH] <title line>

	       <full commit message>

       o    raw

	   The raw format shows the entire commit exactly as stored in the commit object.
	   Notably, the SHA-1s are displayed in full, regardless of whether --abbrev or
	   --no-abbrev are used, and parents information show the true parent commits, without
	   taking grafts nor history simplification into account.

       o    format:<string>

	   The format:<string> format allows you to specify which information you want to show.
	   It works a little bit like printf format, with the notable exception that you get a
	   newline with %n instead of \n.

	   E.g, format:"The author of %h was %an, %ar%nThe title was >>%s<<%n" would show
	   something like this:

	       The author of fe6e0ee was Junio C Hamano, 23 hours ago
	       The title was >>t4119: test autocomputing -p<n> for traditional diff input.<<

	   The placeholders are:

	   o	%H: commit hash

	   o	%h: abbreviated commit hash

	   o	%T: tree hash

	   o	%t: abbreviated tree hash

	   o	%P: parent hashes

	   o	%p: abbreviated parent hashes

	   o	%an: author name

	   o	%aN: author name (respecting .mailmap, see git-shortlog(1) or git-blame(1))

	   o	%ae: author email

	   o	%aE: author email (respecting .mailmap, see git-shortlog(1) or git-blame(1))

	   o	%ad: author date (format respects --date= option)

	   o	%aD: author date, RFC2822 style

	   o	%ar: author date, relative

	   o	%at: author date, UNIX timestamp

	   o	%ai: author date, ISO 8601 format

	   o	%cn: committer name

	   o	%cN: committer name (respecting .mailmap, see git-shortlog(1) or git-blame(1))

	   o	%ce: committer email

	   o	%cE: committer email (respecting .mailmap, see git-shortlog(1) or git-blame(1))

	   o	%cd: committer date

	   o	%cD: committer date, RFC2822 style

	   o	%cr: committer date, relative

	   o	%ct: committer date, UNIX timestamp

	   o	%ci: committer date, ISO 8601 format

	   o	%d: ref names, like the --decorate option of git-log(1)

	   o	%e: encoding

	   o	%s: subject

	   o	%f: sanitized subject line, suitable for a filename

	   o	%b: body

	   o	%B: raw body (unwrapped subject and body)

	   o	%N: commit notes

	   o	%GG: raw verification message from GPG for a signed commit

	   o	%G?: show "G" for a Good signature, "B" for a Bad signature, "U" for a good,
	       untrusted signature and "N" for no signature

	   o	%GS: show the name of the signer for a signed commit

	   o	%GK: show the key used to sign a signed commit

	   o	%gD: reflog selector, e.g., refs/stash@{1}

	   o	%gd: shortened reflog selector, e.g., stash@{1}

	   o	%gn: reflog identity name

	   o	%gN: reflog identity name (respecting .mailmap, see git-shortlog(1) or git-

	   o	%ge: reflog identity email

	   o	%gE: reflog identity email (respecting .mailmap, see git-shortlog(1) or git-

	   o	%gs: reflog subject

	   o	%Cred: switch color to red

	   o	%Cgreen: switch color to green

	   o	%Cblue: switch color to blue

	   o	%Creset: reset color

	   o	%C(...): color specification, as described in color.branch.* config option;
	       adding auto, at the beginning will emit color only when colors are enabled for log
	       output (by color.diff, color.ui, or --color, and respecting the auto settings of
	       the former if we are going to a terminal).  auto alone (i.e.  %C(auto)) will turn
	       on auto coloring on the next placeholders until the color is switched again.

	   o	%m: left, right or boundary mark

	   o	%n: newline

	   o	%%: a raw %

	   o	%x00: print a byte from a hex code

	   o	%w([<w>[,<i1>[,<i2>]]]): switch line wrapping, like the -w option of git-

	   o	%<(<N>[,trunc|ltrunc|mtrunc]): make the next placeholder take at least N columns,
	       padding spaces on the right if necessary. Optionally truncate at the beginning
	       (ltrunc), the middle (mtrunc) or the end (trunc) if the output is longer than N
	       columns. Note that truncating only works correctly with N >= 2.

	   o	%<|(<N>): make the next placeholder take at least until Nth columns, padding
	       spaces on the right if necessary

	   o	%>(<N>), %>|(<N>): similar to %<(<N>), %<|(<N>) respectively, but padding spaces
	       on the left

	   o	%>>(<N>), %>>|(<N>): similar to %>(<N>), %>|(<N>) respectively, except that if
	       the next placeholder takes more spaces than given and there are spaces on its
	       left, use those spaces

	   o	%><(<N>), %><|(<N>): similar to % <(<N>), %<|(<N>) respectively, but padding both
	       sides (i.e. the text is centered)

	   Some placeholders may depend on other options given to the revision traversal engine.
	   For example, the %g* reflog options will insert an empty string unless we are
	   traversing reflog entries (e.g., by git log -g). The %d placeholder will use the
	   "short" decoration format if --decorate was not already provided on the command line.

       If you add a + (plus sign) after % of a placeholder, a line-feed is inserted immediately
       before the expansion if and only if the placeholder expands to a non-empty string.

       If you add a - (minus sign) after % of a placeholder, line-feeds that immediately precede
       the expansion are deleted if and only if the placeholder expands to an empty string.

       If you add a ` ` (space) after % of a placeholder, a space is inserted immediately before
       the expansion if and only if the placeholder expands to a non-empty string.

       o    tformat:

	   The tformat: format works exactly like format:, except that it provides "terminator"
	   semantics instead of "separator" semantics. In other words, each commit has the
	   message terminator character (usually a newline) appended, rather than a separator
	   placed between entries. This means that the final entry of a single-line format will
	   be properly terminated with a new line, just as the "oneline" format does. For

	       $ git log -2 --pretty=format:%h 4da45bef \
		 | perl -pe '$_ .= " -- NO NEWLINE\n" unless /\n/'
	       7134973 -- NO NEWLINE

	       $ git log -2 --pretty=tformat:%h 4da45bef \
		 | perl -pe '$_ .= " -- NO NEWLINE\n" unless /\n/'

	   In addition, any unrecognized string that has a % in it is interpreted as if it has
	   tformat: in front of it. For example, these two are equivalent:

	       $ git log -2 --pretty=tformat:%h 4da45bef
	       $ git log -2 --pretty=%h 4da45bef

       If you're only interested in differences in a subset of files, for example some
       architecture-specific files, you might do:

	   git diff-tree -r <tree-ish> <tree-ish> arch/ia64 include/asm-ia64

       and it will only show you what changed in those two directories.

       Or if you are searching for what changed in just kernel/sched.c, just do

	   git diff-tree -r <tree-ish> <tree-ish> kernel/sched.c

       and it will ignore all differences to other files.

       The pattern is always the prefix, and is matched exactly. There are no wildcards. Even
       stricter, it has to match a complete path component. I.e. "foo" does not pick up foobar.h.
       "foo" does match foo/bar.h so it can be used to name subdirectories.

       An example of normal usage is:

	   torvalds@ppc970:~/git> git diff-tree --abbrev 5319e4
	   :100664 100664 ac348b... a01513...	 git-fsck-objects.c

       which tells you that the last commit changed just one file (it's from this one:

	   commit 3c6f7ca19ad4043e9e72fa94106f352897e651a8
	   tree 5319e4d609cdd282069cc4dce33c1db559539b03
	   parent b4e628ea30d5ab3606119d2ea5caeab141d38df7
	   author Linus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org> Sat Apr 9 12:02:30 2005
	   committer Linus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org> Sat Apr 9 12:02:30 2005

	   Make "git-fsck-objects" print out all the root commits it finds.

	   Once I do the reference tracking, I'll also make it print out all the
	   HEAD commits it finds, which is even more interesting.

       in case you care).

       The raw output format from "git-diff-index", "git-diff-tree", "git-diff-files" and "git
       diff --raw" are very similar.

       These commands all compare two sets of things; what is compared differs:

       git-diff-index <tree-ish>
	   compares the <tree-ish> and the files on the filesystem.

       git-diff-index --cached <tree-ish>
	   compares the <tree-ish> and the index.

       git-diff-tree [-r] <tree-ish-1> <tree-ish-2> [<pattern>...]
	   compares the trees named by the two arguments.

       git-diff-files [<pattern>...]
	   compares the index and the files on the filesystem.

       The "git-diff-tree" command begins its output by printing the hash of what is being
       compared. After that, all the commands print one output line per changed file.

       An output line is formatted this way:

	   in-place edit  :100644 100644 bcd1234... 0123456... M file0
	   copy-edit	  :100644 100644 abcd123... 1234567... C68 file1 file2
	   rename-edit	  :100644 100644 abcd123... 1234567... R86 file1 file3
	   create	  :000000 100644 0000000... 1234567... A file4
	   delete	  :100644 000000 1234567... 0000000... D file5
	   unmerged	  :000000 000000 0000000... 0000000... U file6

       That is, from the left to the right:

	1. a colon.

	2. mode for "src"; 000000 if creation or unmerged.

	3. a space.

	4. mode for "dst"; 000000 if deletion or unmerged.

	5. a space.

	6. sha1 for "src"; 0{40} if creation or unmerged.

	7. a space.

	8. sha1 for "dst"; 0{40} if creation, unmerged or "look at work tree".

	9. a space.

       10. status, followed by optional "score" number.

       11. a tab or a NUL when -z option is used.

       12. path for "src"

       13. a tab or a NUL when -z option is used; only exists for C or R.

       14. path for "dst"; only exists for C or R.

       15. an LF or a NUL when -z option is used, to terminate the record.

       Possible status letters are:

       o   A: addition of a file

       o   C: copy of a file into a new one

       o   D: deletion of a file

       o   M: modification of the contents or mode of a file

       o   R: renaming of a file

       o   T: change in the type of the file

       o   U: file is unmerged (you must complete the merge before it can be committed)

       o   X: "unknown" change type (most probably a bug, please report it)

       Status letters C and R are always followed by a score (denoting the percentage of
       similarity between the source and target of the move or copy), and are the only ones to be

       <sha1> is shown as all 0's if a file is new on the filesystem and it is out of sync with
       the index.


	   :100644 100644 5be4a4...... 000000...... M file.c

       When -z option is not used, TAB, LF, and backslash characters in pathnames are represented
       as \t, \n, and \\, respectively.

       "git-diff-tree", "git-diff-files" and "git-diff --raw" can take -c or --cc option to
       generate diff output also for merge commits. The output differs from the format described
       above in the following way:

	1. there is a colon for each parent

	2. there are more "src" modes and "src" sha1

	3. status is concatenated status characters for each parent

	4. no optional "score" number

	5. single path, only for "dst"


	   ::100644 100644 100644 fabadb8... cc95eb0... 4866510... MM	   describe.c

       Note that combined diff lists only files which were modified from all parents.

       When "git-diff-index", "git-diff-tree", or "git-diff-files" are run with a -p option, "git
       diff" without the --raw option, or "git log" with the "-p" option, they do not produce the
       output described above; instead they produce a patch file. You can customize the creation
       of such patches via the GIT_EXTERNAL_DIFF and the GIT_DIFF_OPTS environment variables.

       What the -p option produces is slightly different from the traditional diff format:

	1. It is preceded with a "git diff" header that looks like this:

	       diff --git a/file1 b/file2

	   The a/ and b/ filenames are the same unless rename/copy is involved. Especially, even
	   for a creation or a deletion, /dev/null is not used in place of the a/ or b/

	   When rename/copy is involved, file1 and file2 show the name of the source file of the
	   rename/copy and the name of the file that rename/copy produces, respectively.

	2. It is followed by one or more extended header lines:

	       old mode <mode>
	       new mode <mode>
	       deleted file mode <mode>
	       new file mode <mode>
	       copy from <path>
	       copy to <path>
	       rename from <path>
	       rename to <path>
	       similarity index <number>
	       dissimilarity index <number>
	       index <hash>..<hash> <mode>

	   File modes are printed as 6-digit octal numbers including the file type and file
	   permission bits.

	   Path names in extended headers do not include the a/ and b/ prefixes.

	   The similarity index is the percentage of unchanged lines, and the dissimilarity index
	   is the percentage of changed lines. It is a rounded down integer, followed by a
	   percent sign. The similarity index value of 100% is thus reserved for two equal files,
	   while 100% dissimilarity means that no line from the old file made it into the new

	   The index line includes the SHA-1 checksum before and after the change. The <mode> is
	   included if the file mode does not change; otherwise, separate lines indicate the old
	   and the new mode.

	3. TAB, LF, double quote and backslash characters in pathnames are represented as \t, \n,
	   \" and \\, respectively. If there is need for such substitution then the whole
	   pathname is put in double quotes.

	4. All the file1 files in the output refer to files before the commit, and all the file2
	   files refer to files after the commit. It is incorrect to apply each change to each
	   file sequentially. For example, this patch will swap a and b:

	       diff --git a/a b/b
	       rename from a
	       rename to b
	       diff --git a/b b/a
	       rename from b
	       rename to a

       Any diff-generating command can take the '-c` or --cc option to produce a combined diff
       when showing a merge. This is the default format when showing merges with git-diff(1) or
       git-show(1). Note also that you can give the `-m' option to any of these commands to force
       generation of diffs with individual parents of a merge.

       A combined diff format looks like this:

	   diff --combined describe.c
	   index fabadb8,cc95eb0..4866510
	   --- a/describe.c
	   +++ b/describe.c
	   @@@ -98,20 -98,12 +98,20 @@@
		   return (a_date > b_date) ? -1 : (a_date == b_date) ? 0 : 1;

	   - static void describe(char *arg)
	    -static void describe(struct commit *cmit, int last_one)
	   ++static void describe(char *arg, int last_one)
	    +	   unsigned char sha1[20];
	    +	   struct commit *cmit;
		   struct commit_list *list;
		   static int initialized = 0;
		   struct commit_name *n;

	    +	   if (get_sha1(arg, sha1) < 0)
	    +		   usage(describe_usage);
	    +	   cmit = lookup_commit_reference(sha1);
	    +	   if (!cmit)
	    +		   usage(describe_usage);
		   if (!initialized) {
			   initialized = 1;

	1. It is preceded with a "git diff" header, that looks like this (when -c option is

	       diff --combined file

	   or like this (when --cc option is used):

	       diff --cc file

	2. It is followed by one or more extended header lines (this example shows a merge with
	   two parents):

	       index <hash>,<hash>..<hash>
	       mode <mode>,<mode>..<mode>
	       new file mode <mode>
	       deleted file mode <mode>,<mode>

	   The mode <mode>,<mode>..<mode> line appears only if at least one of the <mode> is
	   different from the rest. Extended headers with information about detected contents
	   movement (renames and copying detection) are designed to work with diff of two
	   <tree-ish> and are not used by combined diff format.

	3. It is followed by two-line from-file/to-file header

	       --- a/file
	       +++ b/file

	   Similar to two-line header for traditional unified diff format, /dev/null is used to
	   signal created or deleted files.

	4. Chunk header format is modified to prevent people from accidentally feeding it to
	   patch -p1. Combined diff format was created for review of merge commit changes, and
	   was not meant for apply. The change is similar to the change in the extended index

	       @@@ <from-file-range> <from-file-range> <to-file-range> @@@

	   There are (number of parents + 1) @ characters in the chunk header for combined diff

       Unlike the traditional unified diff format, which shows two files A and B with a single
       column that has - (minus -- appears in A but removed in B), + (plus -- missing in A but
       added to B), or " " (space -- unchanged) prefix, this format compares two or more files
       file1, file2,... with one file X, and shows how X differs from each of fileN. One column
       for each of fileN is prepended to the output line to note how X's line is different from

       A - character in the column N means that the line appears in fileN but it does not appear
       in the result. A + character in the column N means that the line appears in the result,
       and fileN does not have that line (in other words, the line was added, from the point of
       view of that parent).

       In the above example output, the function signature was changed from both files (hence two
       - removals from both file1 and file2, plus ++ to mean one line that was added does not
       appear in either file1 nor file2). Also eight other lines are the same from file1 but do
       not appear in file2 (hence prefixed with +).

       When shown by git diff-tree -c, it compares the parents of a merge commit with the merge
       result (i.e. file1..fileN are the parents). When shown by git diff-files -c, it compares
       the two unresolved merge parents with the working tree file (i.e. file1 is stage 2 aka
       "our version", file2 is stage 3 aka "their version").

       The --summary option describes newly added, deleted, renamed and copied files. The --stat
       option adds diffstat(1) graph to the output. These options can be combined with other
       options, such as -p, and are meant for human consumption.

       When showing a change that involves a rename or a copy, --stat output formats the
       pathnames compactly by combining common prefix and suffix of the pathnames. For example, a
       change that moves arch/i386/Makefile to arch/x86/Makefile while modifying 4 lines will be
       shown like this:

	   arch/{i386 => x86}/Makefile	  |   4 +--

       The --numstat option gives the diffstat(1) information but is designed for easier machine
       consumption. An entry in --numstat output looks like this:

	   1	   2	   README
	   3	   1	   arch/{i386 => x86}/Makefile

       That is, from left to right:

	1. the number of added lines;

	2. a tab;

	3. the number of deleted lines;

	4. a tab;

	5. pathname (possibly with rename/copy information);

	6. a newline.

       When -z output option is in effect, the output is formatted this way:

	   1	   2	   README NUL
	   3	   1	   NUL arch/i386/Makefile NUL arch/x86/Makefile NUL

       That is:

	1. the number of added lines;

	2. a tab;

	3. the number of deleted lines;

	4. a tab;

	5. a NUL (only exists if renamed/copied);

	6. pathname in preimage;

	7. a NUL (only exists if renamed/copied);

	8. pathname in postimage (only exists if renamed/copied);

	9. a NUL.

       The extra NUL before the preimage path in renamed case is to allow scripts that read the
       output to tell if the current record being read is a single-path record or a rename/copy
       record without reading ahead. After reading added and deleted lines, reading up to NUL
       would yield the pathname, but if that is NUL, the record will show two paths.

       Part of the git(1) suite

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