References

class pygit2.Repository(path=None, flags=0)
references

Returns an instance of the References class (see below).

lookup_reference(name)Reference

Lookup a reference by its name in a repository.

lookup_reference_dwim(name)Reference

Lookup a reference by doing-what-i-mean’ing its short name.

raw_listall_references()[bytes, ]

Return a list with all the references in the repository.

resolve_refish(refish)

Convert a reference-like short name “ref-ish” to a valid (commit, reference) pair.

If ref-ish points to a commit, the reference element of the result will be None.

Examples:

repo.resolve_refish('mybranch')
repo.resolve_refish('sometag')
repo.resolve_refish('origin/master')
repo.resolve_refish('bbb78a9')
class pygit2.repository.References(repository)
__contains__(name)
__getitem__(name)
__iter__()
compress()
create(name, target, force=False)
delete(name)
get(key)
property objects

Example:

>>> all_refs = list(repo.references)

>>> master_ref = repo.references["refs/heads/master"]
>>> commit = master_ref.peel() # 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')

# Pack loose references
>>> repo.references.compress()

Functions

pygit2.reference_is_valid_name(refname) → bool

Check if the passed string is a valid reference name.

Check if the passed string is a valid reference name.

Example:

>>> from pygit2 import reference_is_valid_name
>>> reference_is_valid_name("refs/heads/master")
True
>>> reference_is_valid_name("HEAD")
True
>>> reference_is_valid_name("refs/heads/..")
False

The Reference type

class pygit2.Reference

Reference(name: str, target: str): create a symbolic reference

Reference(name: str, oid: oid, peel: oid): create a direct reference

‘peel’ is the first non-tag object’s OID, or None.

The purpose of this constructor is for use in custom refdb backends. References created with this function are unlikely to work as expected in other contexts.

log() → RefLogIter

Retrieves the current reference log.

Example:

>>> branch = repository.references["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.

__eq__(value, /)

Return self==value.

__ne__(value, /)

Return self!=value.

delete()

Delete this reference. It will no longer be valid!

name

The full name of the 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.

raw_name

The full name of the reference (Bytes).

raw_shorthand

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

raw_target

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

rename(new_name)

Rename the reference.

resolve()Reference

Resolve a symbolic reference and return a direct 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.

Parameters:

target

The new target for this reference

message

Message to use for the reflog.

shorthand

The shorthand “human-readable” name of the 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.

type

Type, either GIT_REF_OID or GIT_REF_SYMBOLIC.

The HEAD

Example. These two lines are equivalent:

>>> head = repo.references['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.

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

id of the note object.

Note.message

Gets message of the note

Note.remove()

Removes a note for an annotated object