git-write-tree man page

git-write-tree ā€” Create a tree object from the current index


git write-tree [--missing-ok] [--prefix=<prefix>/]


Creates a tree object using the current index. The name of the new tree object is printed to standard output.

The index must be in a fully merged state.

Conceptually, git write-tree sync()s the current index contents into a set of tree files. In order to have that match what is actually in your directory right now, you need to have done a git update-index phase before you did the git write-tree.



Normally git write-tree ensures that the objects referenced by the directory exist in the object database. This option disables this check.


Writes a tree object that represents a subdirectory <prefix>. This can be used to write the tree object for a subproject that is in the named subdirectory.


Part of the git(1) suite

Referenced By

git(1), git-commit-tree(1), git-read-tree(1).

05/29/2018 Git 2.17.1 Git Manual