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git-ls-tree - List the contents of a tree object
'git ls-tree' [-d] [-r] [-t] [-l] [-z]
[--name-only] [--name-status] [--full-name] [--full-tree] [--abbrev=[<n>]]
<tree-ish> [paths...]
Lists the contents of a given tree object, like what "/bin/ls -a" does
in the current working directory. Note that:
- the behaviour is slightly different from that of "/bin/ls" in that the
'paths' denote just a list of patterns to match, e.g. so specifying
directory name (without '-r') will behave differently, and order of the
arguments does not matter.
- the behaviour is similar to that of "/bin/ls" in that the 'paths' is
taken as relative to the current working directory. E.g. when you are
in a directory 'sub' that has a directory 'dir', you can run 'git
ls-tree -r HEAD dir' to list the contents of the tree (that is
'sub/dir' in 'HEAD'). You don't want to give a tree that is not at the
root level (e.g. 'git ls-tree -r HEAD:sub dir') in this case, as that
would result in asking for 'sub/sub/dir' in the 'HEAD' commit.
However, the current working directory can be ignored by passing
--full-tree option.
Id of a tree-ish.
Show only the named tree entry itself, not its children.
Recurse into sub-trees.
Show tree entries even when going to recurse them. Has no effect
if '-r' was not passed. '-d' implies '-t'.
Show object size of blob (file) entries.
\0 line termination on output.
List only filenames (instead of the "long" output), one per line.
Instead of showing the full 40-byte hexadecimal object
lines, show only handful hexdigits prefix.
Non default number of digits can be specified with --abbrev=<n>.
Instead of showing the path names relative to the current working
directory, show the full path names.
Do not limit the listing to the current working directory.
Implies --full-name.
When paths are given, show them (note that this isn't really raw
pathnames, but rather a list of patterns to match). Otherwise
implicitly uses the root level of the tree as the sole path argument.
Output Format
<mode> SP <type> SP <object> TAB <file>
When the `-z` option is not used, TAB, LF, and backslash characters
in pathnames are represented as `\t`, `\n`, and `\\`, respectively.
When the `-l` option is used, format changes to
<mode> SP <type> SP <object> SP <object size> TAB <file>
Object size identified by <object> is given in bytes, and right-justified
with minimum width of 7 characters. Object size is given only for blobs
(file) entries; for other entries `-` character is used in place of size.
Written by Petr Baudis <>
Completely rewritten from scratch by Junio C Hamano <>,
another major rewrite by Linus Torvalds <>
Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list
Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite