Git rev-parse

From NovaOrdis Knowledge Base
Jump to: navigation, search

Internal

Overview

Currently Checked Out Branch

Return the currently checked out branch in the current work tree:

git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD

See Getting the Current Git Branch for alternatives.

Current Commit

git rev-parse HEAD

Other Options

--git-dir

git rev-parse --git-dir

If inside the root of the main work tree, return the relative path of $GIT_DIR:

.git

If inside of a subdirectory of the main work tree, return the absolute path of $GIT_DIR:

/Users/someuser/my-repo/.git

If inside a linked work tree, either root or any of its subdirectories, return the absolute path of the linked tree private subdirectory in the $GIT_DIR of the repository (main work tree):

/Users/someuser/my-repo/.git/worktrees/my-linked-tree

Sends

"fatal: not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git"

to stderr and return 128 return code if not in a git work area.

--is-inside-work-tree

Returns true if inside a working tree, including the main working tree.

--show-prefix

When the command is invoked from a subdirectory, show the path of the current directory relative to the top-level directory. Works for both main work tree and linked trees. When in the root of the directory, produces empty string.

--show-toplevel

Show the absolute path of the top-level directory.

--show-cdup

When the command is invoked from a subdirectory, show the path of the top-level directory relative to the current directory (typically a sequence of "../", or an empty string).