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Updated: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

git-write-tree (1)


git-write-tree - Create a tree object from the current index


git write-tree [--missing-ok] [--prefix=<prefix>/]


GIT-WRITE-TREE(1)                 Git Manual                 GIT-WRITE-TREE(1)

       git-write-tree - Create a tree object from the current index

       git write-tree [--missing-ok] [--prefix=<prefix>/]

       Creates a tree object using the current index. The name of the new tree
       object is printed to standard output.

       The index must be in a fully merged state.

       Conceptually, git write-tree sync()s the current index contents into a
       set of tree files. In order to have that match what is actually in your
       directory right now, you need to have done a git update-index phase
       before you did the git write-tree.

           Normally git write-tree ensures that the objects referenced by the
           directory exist in the object database. This option disables this

           Writes a tree object that represents a subdirectory <prefix>. This
           can be used to write the tree object for a subproject that is in
           the named subdirectory.

       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.36.0                        04/17/2022                 GIT-WRITE-TREE(1)