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     GITFS(4)                                                 GITFS(4)

     NAME
          git/fs - git file server

     SYNOPSIS
          git/fs [ -d ] [ -m mtpt ]

     DESCRIPTION
          Git/fs serves a file system interface to a git repository in
          the current directory.  This file system provides a read-
          only view into the repository contents.  By default, it is
          mounted on $repo/.git/fs. It does not cache mutable data, so
          any changes to the git repository will immediately be
          reflected in git/fs.

          Git/fs serves a few levels of hierarchy.  The top level con-
          tains the following files and directories:

          branch
               Exposes branches. Branches are aliases for commit
               objects.

          object
               Exposes all objects in the git repository.  Objects may
               be commits, trees, or blobs.

          HEAD This is an alias for the current commit.

          Commits are also represented as small hierarchies. They con-
          tain the following files:

          author
               This is the author of the commit.  The contents of this
               file are free-form text, but conventionally they take
               the form Full Name <email@domain.here>

          hash The commit id of the current branch

          msg  The full text of the commit message.

     GITFS(4)                                                 GITFS(4)

          parent
               The list of parent commit ids of the current commit.
               One parent is listed per line.

          tree A directory containing the tree associated with the
               commit.  The timestamp of the files contained within
               this hierarchy are the same as the date of the commit.

          Trees are presented as directory listings, and blobs as
          files.

     FILES
          .git The git repository being expected.

          .git/HEAD
               A reference to the current HEAD.  Used to populate
               $repo/.git/fs/HEAD

          The per-repository configuration for git tools.

          $home/lib/git/config
               The global configuration for git tools.

     SOURCE
          /sys/src/cmd/git/fs.c

     SEE ALSO
          git(1) hg(1) hgfs(4)

     BUGS
          Symlinks are only partially supported.  Symlinks are treated
          as regular files when reading.  Modifying symlinks is unsup-
          ported.

          There is no way to inspect the raw objects. This is a fea-
          ture that would be useful for debugging.