The Index file and the Working copy

Repository.index

Index representing the repository’s index file.

Index read:

>>> index = repo.index
>>> index.read()
>>> id = index['path/to/file'].id    # from path to object id
>>> blob = repo[id]                  # from object id to object

Iterate over all entries of the index:

>>> for entry in index:
...     print entry.path, entry.hex

Index write:

>>> index.add('path/to/file')          # git add
>>> index.remove('path/to/file')       # git rm
>>> index.write()                      # don't forget to save the changes
Custom entries::
>>> entry = pygit2.IndexEntry('README.md', blob_id, blob_filemode)
>>> repo.index.add(entry)

The index fulfills a dual role as the in-memory representation of the index file and data structure which represents a flat list of a tree. You can use it independently of the index file, e.g.

>>> index = pygit2.Index()
>>> entry = pygit2.IndexEntry('README.md', blob_id, blob_filemode)
>>> index.add(entry)

The Index type

class pygit2.Index(path=None)
add(path_or_entry)

Add or update an entry in the Index.

If a path is given, that file will be added. The path must be relative to the root of the worktree and the Index must be associated with a repository.

If an IndexEntry is given, that entry will be added or update in the Index without checking for the existence of the path or id.

add_all(pathspecs=[])

Add or update index entries matching files in the working directory.

If pathspecs are specified, only files matching those pathspecs will be added.

conflicts

A collection of conflict information

If there are no conflicts None is returned. Otherwise return an object that represents the conflicts in the index.

This object presents a mapping interface with the paths as keys. You can use the del operator to remove a conflict form the Index.

Each conflict is made up of three elements. Access or iteration of the conflicts returns a three-tuple of IndexEntry. The first is the common ancestor, the second is the “ours” side of the conflict and the thirs is the “theirs” side.

These elements may be None depending on which sides exist for the particular conflict.

diff_to_tree(tree, flags=0, context_lines=3, interhunk_lines=0)

Diff the index against a tree. Return a <Diff> object with the differences between the index and the given tree.

Arguments:

tree: the tree to diff.

flags: a GIT_DIFF_* constant.

context_lines: the number of unchanged lines that define the boundary of a hunk (and to display before and after)

interhunk_lines: the maximum number of unchanged lines between hunk boundaries before the hunks will be merged into a one.

diff_to_workdir(flags=0, context_lines=3, interhunk_lines=0)

Diff the index against the working directory. Return a <Diff> object with the differences between the index and the working copy.

Arguments:

flags: a GIT_DIFF_* constant.

context_lines: the number of unchanged lines that define the boundary of a hunk (and to display before and after)

interhunk_lines: the maximum number of unchanged lines between hunk boundaries before the hunks will be merged into a one

read(force=True)

Update the contents the Index

Update the contents by reading from a file

Arguments:

force: if True (the default) allways reload. If False, only if the file has changed

read_tree(tree)

Replace the contents of the Index with those of the given tree, expressed either as a <Tree> object or as an oid (string or <Oid>).

The tree will be read recursively and all its children will also be inserted into the Index.

remove(path, level=0)

Remove an entry from the Index.

write()

Write the contents of the Index to disk.

write_tree(repo=None)

Create a tree out of the Index. Return the <Oid> object of the written tree.

The contents of the index will be written out to the object database. If there is no associated repository, ‘repo’ must be passed. If there is an associated repository and ‘repo’ is passed, then that repository will be used instead.

It returns the id of the resulting tree.

The IndexEntry type

class pygit2.IndexEntry(path, object_id, mode)
hex

The id of the referenced object as a hex string

id

The id of the referenced object

mode

The mode of this entry, a GIT_FILEMODE_* value

path

The path of this entry

Status

Repository.status() → {str: int}

Reads the status of the repository and returns a dictionary with file paths as keys and status flags as values. See pygit2.GIT_STATUS_*.

Repository.status_file(path) → int

Returns the status of the given file path.

Inspect the status of the repository:

>>> from pygit2 import GIT_STATUS_CURRENT
>>> status = repo.status()
>>> for filepath, flags in status.items():
...     if flags != GIT_STATUS_CURRENT:
...         print "Filepath %s isn't clean" % filepath

Checkout

Repository.checkout(refname=None, **kwargs)

Checkout the given reference using the given strategy, and update the HEAD. The reference may be a reference name or a Reference object. The default strategy is GIT_CHECKOUT_SAFE | GIT_CHECKOUT_RECREATE_MISSING.

To checkout from the HEAD, just pass ‘HEAD’:

>>> checkout('HEAD')

This is identical to calling checkout_head().

If no reference is given, checkout from the index.

Arguments:

Parameters:
  • refname (str|Reference) – The reference to checkout. After checkout, the current branch will be switched to this one.
  • strategy (int) – A GIT_CHECKOUT_ value. The default is GIT_CHECKOUT_SAFE.
  • directory (str) – Alternative checkout path to workdir.

Lower level API:

Repository.checkout_head(**kwargs)

Checkout HEAD

For arguments, see Repository.checkout().

Repository.checkout_tree(treeish, **kwargs)

Checkout the given treeish

For arguments, see Repository.checkout().

Repository.checkout_index(**kwargs)

Checkout the repository’s index

For arguments, see Repository.checkout().