How to Add a New Commit To The Git Object Store

The below shows how the file and directory were created and added to the git object store that is discussed in Git object: Commit.

This example continues on from the Git Object Tree example.

Create the new directory and file:

$ mkdir test$ cd testtest$ echo This is my test plan > plan

Add the new file to git (its new parent directory automatically gets added to git when the new file is added):

test$ git add plantest$ git commit -m"Start test plan."[master 7fd2d16] Start test plan. Committer: Tim Flagg <> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-) create mode 100644 test/plan

Find out out the hashes of the files (though this does not display the hashes of the trees):

test$ git ls-files --stage --abbrev100644 bccdfbd 0 README100644 ddd8641 0 docs/hello100644 6403d7d 0 src/hello.c100644 dd7a98c 0 src/hello.py100644 cdf672b 0 test/plan

Find out the git tree from the most recent commit:

test$ git cat-file -p HEADtree a8e36bc5462f60cd970dfb86f8bbfee759c1a247parent 126af200bf65ace0ea07950db4c02241a2f6fa1fauthor Tim Flagg <> 1297823001 -0800committer Tim Flagg <> 1297823001 -0800Start test plan.

List the contents of that commit’s tree (hash a8e36):

test$ git ls-tree a8e36 --abbrev100644 blob bccdfbd README040000 tree 31b11e8 docs040000 tree 05f8c83 src040000 tree 952432e test

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The Git Tree Object
The Git Commit Object
The Git Tag Object
The Git Blob Object
All Git Object Types: Blob, Tree, Commit And Tag
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