git-packed-ref-parse

streaming git packed-ref parser

npm install git-packed-ref-parse
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git-packed-ref-parse

parse packed-ref file streams into javascript objects.

// after git gc in a git repo
var fs = require('fs')
  , parse = require('git-packed-ref-parse')

fs.createReadStream('.git/packed-refs')
  .pipe(parse())
  .on('data', console.log)

API

parse() -> parse stream

create a parse stream. when piped to, it will set the encoding of the source stream to utf8.

data event

the parse stream will emit data events for each ref contained in the packed-ref file.

they take this form:

{ "hash": "40 character git hash"
, "name": "ref name"
, "commit": null | "40 character git hash" }

commit will usually be null, except for annotated tag references.

License

MIT

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