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.TH "GIT\-WRITE\-TREE" "1" "11/18/2018" "Git 2\&.20\&.0\&.rc0" "Git Manual"
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.SH "NAME"
git-write-tree \- Create a tree object from the current index
.SH "SYNOPSIS"
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.nf
\fIgit write\-tree\fR [\-\-missing\-ok] [\-\-prefix=<prefix>/]
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.SH "DESCRIPTION"
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Creates a tree object using the current index\&. The name of the new tree object is printed to standard output\&.
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The index must be in a fully merged state\&.
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Conceptually, \fIgit write\-tree\fR 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 \fIgit update\-index\fR phase before you did the \fIgit write\-tree\fR\&.
.SH "OPTIONS"
.PP
\-\-missing\-ok
.RS 4
Normally
\fIgit write\-tree\fR
ensures that the objects referenced by the directory exist in the object database\&. This option disables this check\&.
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\-\-prefix=<prefix>/
.RS 4
Writes a tree object that represents a subdirectory
\fB<prefix>\fR\&. This can be used to write the tree object for a subproject that is in the named subdirectory\&.
.RE
.SH "GIT"
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Part of the \fBgit\fR(1) suite