Re: Remote git-cat-file?

From: Linus Torvalds <>
Date: 2006-05-28 10:32:00
On Sat, 27 May 2006, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Well, depending on just how much you know about the object, you can fake 
> it. For example, if you already know it's a commit, and you know the 
> parents, then yes, you can download it by basically saying that you want 
> that particular object and you already have the parents.

The other (similar) case is for tag objects. When you do "git ls-remote" 
on the remote repo, it will tell you both the tag object SHA and the 
object SHA of the thing it points to, so you can then do a git protocol 
exchange where you do a 

		"want <tagsha1>"

		"have <objectitpointstosha1>"

and you'll get just the tag object back.

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Received on Sun May 28 10:33:43 2006

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