git/fs – git file server

git/fs [ –d ] [ –m mtpt ]


Git/fs serves a file system interface to a git repository in the current directory. This file system provides a read–only view into the repository contents. By default, it is mounted on $repo/.git/fs. It does not cache mutable data, so any changes to the git repository will immediately be reflected in git/fs.

Git/fs serves a few levels of hierarchy. The top level contains the following files and directories:
Exposes branches. Branches are aliases for commit objects.
Exposes all objects in the git repository. Objects may be commits, trees, or blobs.
HEADThis is an alias for the current commit.

Commits are also represented as small hierarchies. They contain the following files:
This is the author of the commit. The contents of this file are free–form text, but conventionally they take the form Full Name <>
hashThe commit id of the current branch
msg   The full text of the commit message.
The list of parent commit ids of the current commit. One parent is listed per line.
treeA directory containing the tree associated with the commit. The timestamp of the files contained within this hierarchy are the same as the date of the commit.

Trees are presented as directory listings, and blobs as files.

.gitThe git repository being mounted.


git(1) hg(1) hgfs(4)

Symlinks are only partially supported. Symlinks are treated as regular files when reading. Modifying symlinks is unsupported.

There is no way to inspect the raw objects. This is a feature that would be useful for debugging.