Reference.create AsyncExperimental

Reference.create(repo, name, id, force, log_message).then(function(reference) {
  // Use reference
});
Parameters Type  
repo Repository Repository where that reference will live
name String The name of the reference
id Oid The object id pointed to by the reference.
force Number Overwrite existing references
log_message String The one line long message to be appended to the reflog
Returns  
Reference  

Reference.createMatching AsyncExperimental

Reference.createMatching(repo, name, id, force, current_id, log_message).then(function(reference) {
  // Use reference
});
Parameters Type  
repo Repository Repository where that reference will live
name String The name of the reference
id Oid The object id pointed to by the reference.
force Number Overwrite existing references
current_id Oid The expected value of the reference at the time of update
log_message String The one line long message to be appended to the reflog
Returns  
Reference  

Reference.dwim Async

Reference.dwim(repo, id, callback).then(function(reference) {
  // Use reference
});

Retrieves the reference by it’s short name

Parameters Type  
repo Repository The repo that the reference lives in
id String, Reference The reference to lookup
callback Function  
Returns  
Reference  

Reference.ensureLog SyncExperimental

var result = Reference.ensureLog(repo, refname);
Parameters Type  
repo Repository the repository
refname String the reference’s name
Returns  
Number 0 or an error code.

Reference.hasLog SyncExperimental

var result = Reference.hasLog(repo, refname);
Parameters Type  
repo Repository the repository
refname String the reference’s name
Returns  
Number 0 when no reflog can be found, 1 when it exists;
otherwise an error code.  

Reference.isValidName SyncExperimental

var result = Reference.isValidName(refname);
Parameters Type  
refname String name to be checked.
Returns  
Number 1 if the reference name is acceptable; 0 if it isn’t

Reference.list AsyncExperimental

Reference.list(repo).then(function(array) {
  // Use array
});
Parameters Type  
repo Repository Repository where to find the refs
Returns  
Array  

Reference.lookup Async

Reference.lookup(repo, id, callback).then(function(reference) {
  // Use reference
});

Retrieves the reference pointed to by the oid

Parameters Type  
repo Repository The repo that the reference lives in
id String, Reference The reference to lookup
callback Function  
Returns  
Reference  

Reference.nameToId AsyncExperimental

Reference.nameToId(repo, name).then(function(oid) {
  // Use oid
});
Parameters Type  
repo Repository The repository in which to look up the reference
name String The long name for the reference (e.g. HEAD, refs/heads/master, refs/tags/v0.1.0, …)
Returns  
Oid  

Reference.normalizeName SyncExperimental

var result = Reference.normalizeName(buffer_out, buffer_size, name, flags);
Parameters Type  
buffer_out String User allocated buffer to store normalized name
buffer_size Number Size of buffer_out
name String Reference name to be checked.
flags Number Flags to constrain name validation rules - see the GIT_REF_FORMAT constants above.
Returns  
Number 0 on success, GIT_EBUFS if buffer is too small, GIT_EINVALIDSPEC
or an error code.  

Reference.remove SyncExperimental

var result = Reference.remove(repo, name);
Parameters Type  
repo Repository  
name String The reference to remove
Returns  
Number 0 or an error code

Reference.symbolicCreate AsyncExperimental

Reference.symbolicCreate(repo, name, target, force, log_message).then(function(reference) {
  // Use reference
});
Parameters Type  
repo Repository Repository where that reference will live
name String The name of the reference
target String The target of the reference
force Number Overwrite existing references
log_message String The one line long message to be appended to the reflog
Returns  
Reference  

Reference.symbolicCreateMatching AsyncExperimental

Reference.symbolicCreateMatching(repo, name, target, force, current_value, log_message).then(function(reference) {
  // Use reference
});
Parameters Type  
repo Repository Repository where that reference will live
name String The name of the reference
target String The target of the reference
force Number Overwrite existing references
current_value String The expected value of the reference when updating
log_message String The one line long message to be appended to the reflog
Returns  
Reference  

Reference#cmp SyncExperimental

var result = reference.cmp(ref2);
Parameters Type  
ref2 Reference The second git_reference
Returns  
Number 0 if the same, else a stable but meaningless ordering.

Reference#delete SyncExperimental

var result = reference.delete();
Returns  
Number 0, GIT_EMODIFIED or an error code

Reference#dup AsyncExperimental

reference.dup().then(function(reference) {
  // Use reference
});
Returns  
Reference the copy

Reference#isBranch SyncExperimental

var result = reference.isBranch();
Returns  
Number 1 when the reference lives in the refs/heads
namespace; 0 otherwise.  

Reference#isConcrete Sync

var boolean = reference.isConcrete();

Returns true if this reference is not symbolic

Returns  
Boolean  

Reference#isHead Sync

var boolean = reference.isHead();

Returns if the ref is pointed at by HEAD

Returns  
Boolean  

Reference#isNote SyncExperimental

var result = reference.isNote();
Returns  
Number 1 when the reference lives in the refs/notes
namespace; 0 otherwise.  

Reference#isRemote SyncExperimental

var result = reference.isRemote();
Returns  
Number 1 when the reference lives in the refs/remotes
namespace; 0 otherwise.  

Reference#isSymbolic Sync

var boolean = reference.isSymbolic();

Returns true if this reference is symbolic

Returns  
Boolean  

Reference#isTag SyncExperimental

var result = reference.isTag();
Returns  
Number 1 when the reference lives in the refs/tags
namespace; 0 otherwise.  

Reference#isValid Sync

var boolean = reference.isValid();

Returns true if this reference is valid

Returns  
Boolean  

Reference#name SyncExperimental

var string = reference.name();
Returns  
String the full name for the ref

Reference#owner SyncExperimental

var repository = reference.owner();
Returns  
Repository the repo

Reference#peel AsyncExperimental

reference.peel(type).then(function(object) {
  // Use object
});
Parameters Type  
type Number The type of the requested object (GIT_OBJ_COMMIT, GIT_OBJ_TAG, GIT_OBJ_TREE, GIT_OBJ_BLOB or GIT_OBJ_ANY).
Returns  
Object  

Reference#rename AsyncExperimental

reference.rename(new_name, force, log_message).then(function(reference) {
  // Use reference
});
Parameters Type  
new_name String The new name for the reference
force Number Overwrite an existing reference
log_message String The one line long message to be appended to the reflog
Returns  
Reference  

Reference#resolve AsyncExperimental

reference.resolve().then(function(reference) {
  // Use reference
});
Returns  
Reference  

Reference#setTarget AsyncExperimental

reference.setTarget(id, log_message).then(function(reference) {
  // Use reference
});
Parameters Type  
id Oid The new target OID for the reference
log_message String The one line long message to be appended to the reflog
Returns  
Reference  

Reference#shorthand SyncExperimental

var string = reference.shorthand();
Returns  
String the human-readable version of the name

Reference#symbolicSetTarget AsyncExperimental

reference.symbolicSetTarget(target, log_message).then(function(reference) {
  // Use reference
});
Parameters Type  
target String The new target for the reference
log_message String The one line long message to be appended to the reflog
Returns  
Reference  

Reference#symbolicTarget SyncExperimental

var string = reference.symbolicTarget();
Returns  
String the name if available, NULL otherwise

Reference#target SyncExperimental

var oid = reference.target();
Returns  
Oid the oid if available, NULL otherwise

Reference#targetPeel SyncExperimental

var oid = reference.targetPeel();
Returns  
Oid the oid if available, NULL otherwise

Reference#toString Sync

var string = reference.toString();

Returns the name of the reference.

Returns  
String  

Reference#type SyncExperimental

var result = reference.type();
Returns  
Number the type

Reference.NORMALIZE ENUM

Flag Value
Reference.NORMALIZE.REF_FORMAT_NORMAL 0
Reference.NORMALIZE.REF_FORMAT_ALLOW_ONELEVEL 1
Reference.NORMALIZE.REF_FORMAT_REFSPEC_PATTERN 2
Reference.NORMALIZE.REF_FORMAT_REFSPEC_SHORTHAND 4

Reference.TYPE ENUM

Flag Value
Reference.TYPE.INVALID 0
Reference.TYPE.OID 1
Reference.TYPE.SYMBOLIC 2
Reference.TYPE.LISTALL 3