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Re: Feature request: --format=json




So I did "git rev-list --all --pretty" and it looks like "git log".
Which outputs a human-readable format.

However, if I want something more suitable for machine parsing, is
there any way to get that output?

Example maybe I want another date format like ISO dates, or maybe a
serializable format like JSON or CSV or something. Maybe I want more
data than commit, auhor, date, subject and body?

On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 2:38 AM, Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>
>> On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 6:07 PM, Fred .Flintstone <eldmannen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> $ git log --format=json
>>> [{
>>>     "commit": "64eabf050e315a4c7a11e0c05ca163be7cf9075e",
>>>     "tree": "b1e977800f40bbf6de906b1fe4f2de4b4b14f0fd",
>>>     "author": "Tux <tux@xxxxxxxxxxx> 1490981516 +0200",
>>>     "committer": "Tux <tux@xxxxxxxxxxx> 1490981516 +0200",
>>>     "message": "This is a test commit",
>>>     "long_message": "This explains in more details the commit"
>>> }]
>>>
>>> This would make it easy to parse the output.
>>
>> The git-log command isn't plumbing that's meant for machines, but the
>> git-for-each-ref command is what you're most likely looking for.
>
> They are apples and oranges.  log is about traversing the history.
> "for-each-ref" is about listing the tips of refs.  It doesn't and it
> shouldn't traverse the history.
>
> The plumbing to use when you want to reimplement "git log" lookalike
> is "rev-list".