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GIT-LOST-FOUND(1)                 Git Manual                 GIT-LOST-FOUND(1)



NAME
       git-lost-found - Recover lost refs that luckily have not yet been pruned

SYNOPSIS
       git lost-found


DESCRIPTION
       NOTE: this command is deprecated. Use git-fsck(1) with the option --lost-found instead.

       Finds dangling commits and tags from the object database, and creates refs to them in the .git/lost-found/
       directory. Commits and tags that dereference to commits are stored in .git/lost-found/commit, and other objects
       are stored in .git/lost-found/other.

OUTPUT
       Prints to standard output the object names and one-line descriptions of any commits or tags found.

EXAMPLE
       Suppose you run git tag -f and mistype the tag to overwrite. The ref to your tag is overwritten, but until you
       run git prune, the tag itself is still there.

           $ git lost-found
           [1ef2b196d909eed523d4f3c9bf54b78cdd6843c6] GIT 0.99.9c
           ...


       Also you can use gitk to browse how any tags found relate to each other.

           $ gitk $(cd .git/lost-found/commit && echo ??*)


       After making sure you know which the object is the tag you are looking for, you can reconnect it to your
       regular .git/refs hierarchy.

           $ git cat-file -t 1ef2b196
           tag
           $ git cat-file tag 1ef2b196
           object fa41bbce8e38c67a218415de6cfa510c7e50032a
           type commit
           tag v0.99.9c
           tagger Junio C Hamano <junkioATcox.net> 1131059594 -0800

           GIT 0.99.9c

           This contains the following changes from the "master" branch, since
           ...
           $ git update-ref refs/tags/not-lost-anymore 1ef2b196
           $ git rev-parse not-lost-anymore
           1ef2b196d909eed523d4f3c9bf54b78cdd6843c6


GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite



Git 1.7.11.3                      08/29/2012                 GIT-LOST-FOUND(1)