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GIT\-SH\-SETUP

Section: Git Manual (1)
Updated: 09/30/2007
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NAME

git-sh-setup - Common git shell script setup code  

SYNOPSIS

git-sh-setup  

DESCRIPTION

This is not a command the end user would want to run. Ever. This documentation is meant for people who are studying the Porcelain-ish scripts and/or are writing new ones.

The git-sh-setup scriptlet is designed to be sourced (using .) by other shell scripts to set up some variables pointing at the normal git directories and a few helper shell functions.

Before sourcing it, your script should set up a few variables; USAGE (and LONG_USAGE, if any) is used to define message given by usage() shell function. SUBDIRECTORY_OK can be set if the script can run from a subdirectory of the working tree (some commands do not).

The scriptlet sets GIT_DIR and GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY shell variables, but does not export them to the environment.  

FUNCTIONS

die

exit after emitting the supplied error message to the standard error stream.

usage

die with the usage message.

set_reflog_action

set the message that will be recorded to describe the end-user action in the reflog, when the script updates a ref.

is_bare_repository

outputs true or false to the standard output stream to indicate if the repository is a bare repository (i.e. without an associated working tree).

cd_to_toplevel

runs chdir to the toplevel of the working tree.

require_work_tree

checks if the repository is a bare repository, and dies if so. Used by scripts that require working tree (e.g. checkout).
 

AUTHOR

Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>  

DOCUMENTATION

Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.  

GIT

Part of the git(7) suite


 

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