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git-lost-found(1)
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NAME
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git-lost-found - Recover lost refs that luckily have not yet been pruned.
SYNOPSIS
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'git-lost-found'
DESCRIPTION
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Finds dangling commits and tags from the object database, and
creates refs to them in .git/lost-found/ directory. Commits and
tags that dereference to commits go to .git/lost-found/commit
and others are stored in .git/lost-found/other directory.
OUTPUT
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One line description from the commit and tag found along with
their object name are printed on the standard output.
EXAMPLE
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Suppose you run 'git tag -f' and mistyped the tag to overwrite.
The ref to your tag is overwritten, but until you run 'git
prune', it is still there.
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$ git lost-found
[1ef2b196d909eed523d4f3c9bf54b78cdd6843c6] GIT 0.99.9c
...
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Also you can use gitk to browse how they relate to each other
and existing (probably old) tags.
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$ gitk $(cd .git/lost-found/commit && echo ??*)
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After making sure that it is the object you are looking for, you
can reconnect it to your regular .git/refs hierarchy.
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$ git cat-file -t 1ef2b196
tag
$ git cat-file tag 1ef2b196
object fa41bbce8e38c67a218415de6cfa510c7e50032a
type commit
tag v0.99.9c
tagger Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net> 1131059594 -0800
GIT 0.99.9c
This contains the following changes from the "master" branch, since
...
$ git update-ref refs/tags/not-lost-anymore 1ef2b196
$ git rev-parse not-lost-anymore
1ef2b196d909eed523d4f3c9bf54b78cdd6843c6
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Author
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Written by Junio C Hamano 濱野 <junkio@cox.net>
Documentation
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Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
GIT
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Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite