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document updated 11 years ago, on Sep 24, 2012

Information about exploring Git's internal files:

objects/ directory

If you run: You can look at the contents of any of these files:
  1. combine the first two letters with the other 38 letters
  2. run git cat-file -p and give it that SHA1 string, and you'll see the contents of the file

These files are different types. You can see their types by doing this:

The last column is the size of the object.

Object types: