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Re: Feature request: --format=json

On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 7:44 PM, Fred .Flintstone <eldmannen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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?

"git cat-file commit <commit-id>" should give you a machine-readable
format of everything (it's the same thing that git-log parses and
shows you; not counting options like --diff, --stat...). <commit-id>
is from rev-list output (without --pretty, that's not for machine
processing). You probably can use "git cat-file --batch" too, just
pipe the whole rev-list output through it. You don't get to choose a
convenient format this way though.