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insert git head into code [message #1496244] Tue, 02 December 2014 22:31 Go to next message
Alex Pabouctsidis is currently offline Alex PabouctsidisFriend
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Registered: December 2014
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Hello all,

I'm currently working on an embedded project (ARM) using Eclipse CDT + GNU ARM Eclipse, and i am using git for all of my revision control.

I'm trying to find a way to extract the current git head information such as the commit id, date, author, branch, etc. which would then be hard coded into the project at compile time (such as a #define, structure, etc.). This in turn would then be used when creating crash/data logs on an external SD card.

After a fair amount of searching i wasn't able to find any indication whether or not this is possible.

Any help / advice would be very much appreciated!

Re: insert git head into code [message #1565695 is a reply to message #1496244] Thu, 15 January 2015 12:28 Go to previous message
Matthias Sohn is currently offline Matthias SohnFriend
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Using jgit command line [1] you can do something like

$ jgit show HEAD

If you want to do that from Java have a look at how jgit show command is implemented [2]

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