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       Git::Raw::Commit - Git commit class


       version 0.79


           use Git::Raw;

           # open the Git repository at $path
           my $repo = Git::Raw::Repository -> open($path);

           # add a file to the repository default index
           my $index = $repo -> index;
           $index -> add('test');
           $index -> write;

           # create a new tree out of the repository index
           my $tree_id = $index -> write_tree;
           my $tree    = $repo -> lookup($tree_id);

           # retrieve user's name and email from the Git configuration
           my $config = $repo -> config;
           my $name   = $config -> str('');
           my $email  = $config -> str('');

           # create a new Git signature
           my $me = Git::Raw::Signature -> now($name, $email);

           # create a new commit out of the above tree, with the repository HEAD as
           # parent
           my $commit = $repo -> commit(
             'some commit', $me, $me, [ $repo -> head -> target ], $tree


       A "Git::Raw::Commit" represents a Git commit.

       WARNING: The API of this module is unstable and may change without warning (any change
       will be appropriately documented in the changelog).


   create( $repo, $msg, $author, $committer, [@parents], $tree [, $update_ref ] )
       Create a new commit given a message, two Git::Raw::Signature (one is the commit author and
       the other the committer), a list of parent commits and a Git::Raw::Tree. If $update_ref is
       provided and is defined, the reference with the corresponding name is automatically
       updated or created. If $update_ref is "undef", no reference is updated.  If $update_ref is
       not provided, "HEAD" is updated.

   annotated( )
       Create a Git::Raw::AnnotatedCommit from the commit.

   amend( $baseline, [@parents], $tree [, $update_ref ] )
       Create a new commit using $baseline as a template for the message, author and committer.
       This method is useful for rewriting a commit, by replacing its parents and trees. See

   lookup( $repo, $id )
       Retrieve the commit corresponding to $id. This function is pretty much the same as
       "$repo->lookup($id)" except that it only returns commits. If the commit doesn't exist,
       this function will return "undef".

   owner( )
       Retrieve the Git::Raw::Repository owning the commit.

   id( )
       Retrieve the id of the commit, as a string.

   message( )
       Retrieve the message of the commit.

   summary( )
       Retrieve the summary of the commit message.

   body( )
       Retrieve the body of the commit message.

   author( )
       Retrieve the Git::Raw::Signature representing the author of the commit.

   committer( )
       Retrieve the Git::Raw::Signature representing the committer.

   time( )
       Retrieve the committer time of the commit.

   offset( )
       Retrieve the committer time offset (in minutes) of the commit.

   tree( )
       Retrieve the Git::Raw::Tree the commit points to.

   parents( )
       Retrieve the list of parents of the commit.

   merge( $commit, [ \%merge_opts ])
       Merge $commit into this commit. See "Git::Raw::Repository->merge()" for valid %merge_opts
       values. Returns a Git::Raw::Index object containing the merge result.

   ancestor( $gen )
       Retrieve the Git::Raw::Commit object that is the $gen'th generation ancestor of this
       commit, following only the first parents.

   diff( [$parent_no, \%diff_opts] )
       Retrieve the diff associated with the commit. If the commit has no parents, $parent_no
       should not specified. Similarly, for merge commits, $parent_no should be specified. See
       "Git::Raw::Repository->diff()" for valid %diff_opts values. In this context, specifying a
       Git::Raw::Tree in %diff_opts will have no effect as it will be determined from the
       commit's parent.

   as_email( [\%format_opts, \%diff_opts] )
       Retrieve the patch e-mail associated with the commit. See "Git::Raw::Repository->diff()"
       for valid %diff_opts values. In this context, specifying a Git::Raw::Tree in %diff_opts
       will have no effect as it will be determined from the commit's parent.  Valid fields for
       the %format_opts hash are:

       ·   "patch_no"

           The patch number for this commit.

       ·   "total_patches"

           Total number of patches.

       ·   "flags"

           E-mail generation flags. Valid fields for this hash include:

           ·       "exclude_subject_patch_marker"

                   Don't insert "[PATCH]" in the subject header.


       Alessandro Ghedini <>

       Jacques Germishuys <>


       Copyright 2012 Alessandro Ghedini.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or
       the Artistic License.

       See for more information.