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Re: Feature request: --format=json




Well the easiest way to work with that would be JSON.
So the best would be if Git could output the data I want in JSON format.
Then it would be easy for me to work with data.

With git rev-list and git-cat file, its not so easy to reliably parse
that output.

On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 2:38 AM, Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> "Fred .Flintstone" <eldmannen@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>
>> So I would either have to do:
>> git rev-list --all
>> Then iterate over each line and do git-cat-file commit <commit-id>.
>>
>> Or do:
>> git rev-list --all | git cat-file --batch
>>
>> If I do it in a batch, then it will be tricky to reliably parse since
>> I don't know when the message body ends and when the next commit
>> starts.
>>
>> JSON output would have been very handy.
>
> I am somewhat puzzled.  I thought that you were trying to come up
> with a way to produce JSON output and people are trying to help you
> by pointing out tools that you can use for that.