References

class pygit2.repository.References(repository)
__contains__(name)
__getitem__(name)
__iter__()
create(name, target, force=False)
delete(name)
get(key)
objects

Example:

>>> all_refs = list(repo.references)

>>> master_ref = repo.lookup_reference("refs/heads/master")
>>> commit = master_ref.get_object() # or repo[master_ref.target]

# Create a reference
>>> ref = repo.references.create('refs/tags/version1', LAST_COMMIT)

# Delete a reference
>>> repo.references.delete('refs/tags/version1')

The Reference type

class pygit2.Reference

Reference.

Reference.name

The full name of the reference.

Reference.shorthand

The shorthand “human-readable” name of the reference.

Reference.target

The reference target: If direct the value will be an Oid object, if it is symbolic it will be an string with the full name of the target reference.

Reference.type

Type, either GIT_REF_OID or GIT_REF_SYMBOLIC.

Reference.set_target(target[, message])

Set the target of this reference.

Update the reference using the given signature and message. These will be used to fill the reflog entry which will be created as a result of this update

Arguments:

target
The new target for this reference
message
Message to use for the reflog.
Reference.delete()

Delete this reference. It will no longer be valid!

Reference.rename(new_name)

Rename the reference.

Reference.resolve() → Reference

Resolve a symbolic reference and return a direct reference.

Reference.peel(type=None) → object

Retrieve an object of the given type by recursive peeling.

If no type is provided, the first non-tag object will be returned.

Reference.log() → RefLogIter

Retrieves the current reference log.

Example:

>>> branch = repository.lookup_reference("refs/heads/master")
>>> branch.target = another_commit.id
>>> committer = Signature('Cecil Committer', 'cecil@committers.tld')
>>> branch.log_append(another_commit.id, committer,
                      "changed branch target using pygit2")

This creates a reflog entry in git reflog master which looks like:

7296b92 master@{10}: changed branch target using pygit2

In order to make an entry in git reflog, ie. the reflog for HEAD, you have to get the Reference object for HEAD and call log_append on that.

Reference.get_object() → object

Retrieves the object the current reference is pointing to.

This method is deprecated, please use Reference.peel() instead.

The HEAD

Example. These two lines are equivalent:

>>> head = repo.lookup_reference('HEAD').resolve()
>>> head = repo.head
Repository.head

Current head reference of the repository.

Repository.head_is_detached

A repository’s HEAD is detached when it points directly to a commit instead of a branch.

Repository.head_is_unborn

An unborn branch is one named from HEAD but which doesn’t exist in the refs namespace, because it doesn’t have any commit to point to.

Branches

Branches inherit from References, and additionally provide specialized accessors for some unique features.

class pygit2.repository.Branches(repository, flag=3)
__contains__(name)
__getitem__(name)
__iter__()
create(name, commit, force=False)
delete(name)
get(key)

Example:

>>> # Listing all branches
>>> branches_list = list(repo.branches)
>>> # Local only
>>> local_branches = list(repo.branches.local)
>>> # Remote only
>>> remote_branches = list(repo.branches.remote)

>>> # Get a branch
>>> branch = repo.branches['master']
>>> other_branch = repo.branches['does-not-exist']  # Will raise a KeyError
>>> other_branch = repo.branches.get('does-not-exist')  # Returns None

>>> remote_branch = repo.branches.remote['upstream/feature']

>>> # Create a local branch
>>> new_branch = repo.branches.local.create('new-branch')

>>> And delete it
>>> repo.branches.delete('new-branch')

The Branch type

Branch.branch_name

The name of the local or remote branch.

Branch.remote_name

The name of the remote set to be the upstream of this branch.

Branch.upstream

The branch’s upstream branch or None if this branch does not have an upstream set. Set to None to unset the upstream configuration.

Branch.upstream_name

The name of the reference set to be the upstream of this one

Branch.rename(name, force=False)

Move/rename an existing local branch reference. The new branch name will be checked for validity. Returns the new branch.

Branch.delete()

Delete this branch. It will no longer be valid!

Branch.is_head()

True if HEAD points at the branch, False otherwise.

The reference log

Example:

>>> head = repo.references.get('refs/heads/master')  # Returns None if not found
>>> # Almost equivalent to
>>> head = repo.references['refs/heads/master']  # Raises KeyError if not found
>>> for entry in head.log():
...     print(entry.message)
class pygit2.RefLogEntry

Reference log object.

committer

Committer.

message

Message.

oid_new

New oid.

oid_old

Old oid.

Notes

Repository.notes()
Repository.create_note(message, author, committer, annotated_id[, ref, force]) → Oid

Create a new note for an object, return its SHA-ID.If no ref is given ‘refs/notes/commits’ will be used.

Repository.lookup_note(annotated_id[, ref]) → Note

Lookup a note for an annotated object in a repository.

The Note type

Note.annotated_id

id of the annotated object.

Note.id

Gets the id of the blob containing the note message

Note.message

Gets message of the note

Note.remove()

Removes a note for an annotated object