Merge branch 'stable-5.4'

* stable-5.4: (82 commits)
  Export all packages of o.e.j.ant and o.e.j.archive bundles
  Do not require test bundles to export all packages
  Fix API problem filters
  Increase severity of AmbiguousMethodReference to ERROR
  [error prone] suppress AmbiguousMethodReference in AnyLongObjectId
  [error prone] fix ReferenceEquality warning in CommitBuilder
  [error prone] suppress NonAtomicVolatileUpdate warning in SimpleLruCache
  [error prone] fix ReferenceEquality warning in CommitGraphPane#authorFor
  [error prone] fix ReferenceEquality warning in RevWalk#isMergedInto
  [error prone] fix ReferenceEquality warning in RefUpdate#updateImpl
  [error prone] fix ReferenceEquality warning in static equals methods
  [error prone] suppress AmbiguousMethodReference in AnyObjectId
  [error prone] fix "FutureReturnValueIgnored" error in FS
  Fix formatting and add missing braces in Repository#stripWorkDir
  Repository: fix reference comparison of Files
  MergeAlgorithm: Suppress Error Prone warning about reference equality
  Fix NarrowingCompoundAssignment warnings from Error Prone
  FS_POSIX: handle Files.getFileStore() failures
  Fix OpenSshConfigTest#config
  FileSnapshot: fix bug with timestamp thresholding
  In LockFile#waitForStatChange wait in units of file time resolution
  Cache FileStoreAttributeCache per directory
  Fix FileSnapshot#save(long) and FileSnapshot#save(Instant)
  Persist minimal racy threshold and allow manual configuration
  Measure minimum racy interval to auto-configure FileSnapshot
  Reuse FileUtils to recursively delete files created by tests
  Fix FileAttributeCache.toString()
  Add test for racy git detection in FileSnapshot
  Repeat RefDirectoryTest.testGetRef_DiscoversModifiedLoose 100 times
  Fix org.eclipse.jdt.core.prefs of org.eclipse.jgit.junit
  Add missing javadoc in org.eclipse.jgit.junit
  Enhance RepeatRule to report number of failures at the end
  Fix FileSnapshotTests for filesystem with high timestamp resolution
  Retry deleting test files in FileBasedConfigTest
  Measure filesystem timestamp resolution already in test setup
  Refactor FileSnapshotTest to use NIO APIs
  Measure stored timestamp resolution instead of time to touch file
  Handle CancellationException in FileStoreAttributeCache
  Fix FileSnapshot#saveNoConfig
  Use Instant for smudge time in DirCache and DirCacheEntry
  Use Instant instead of milliseconds for filesystem timestamp handling
  Workaround SecurityException in FS#getFsTimestampResolution
  Fix NPE in FS$FileStoreAttributeCache.getFsTimestampResolution
  FS: ignore AccessDeniedException when measuring timestamp resolution
  Add debug trace for FileSnapshot
  Use to touch file and set mtime to now
  Persist filesystem timestamp resolution and allow manual configuration
  Increase bazel timeout for long running tests
  Bazel: Fix lint warning flagged by buildifier
  Update bazlets to latest version
  Bazel: Add missing dependencies for ArchiveCommandTest
  Bazel: Remove FileTreeIteratorWithTimeControl from BUILD file
  Add support for nanoseconds and microseconds for Config#getTimeUnit
  Optionally measure filesystem timestamp resolution asynchronously
  Delete unused FileTreeIteratorWithTimeControl
  FileSnapshot#equals: consider UNKNOWN_SIZE
  Timeout measuring file timestamp resolution after 2 seconds
  Fix RacyGitTests#testRacyGitDetection
  GlobalBundleCache: Fix ClassNewInstance warning from Error Prone
  IncorrectObjectTypeException: Fix typos in constructors' Javadoc
  Change RacyGitTests to create a racy git situation in a stable way
  Deprecate Constants.CHARACTER_ENCODING in favor of StandardCharsets.UTF_8
  Fix non-deterministic hash of archives created by ArchiveCommand
  Update Maven plugins ecj, plexus, error-prone
  Update Maven plugins and cleanup Maven warnings
  Make inner classes static where possible
  Error Prone: Increase severity of NonOverridingEquals to ERROR
  Error Prone: Increase severity of ImmutableEnumChecker to ERROR
  GitDateParser#ParseableSimpleDateFormat: Make formatStr private final
  BatchRefUpdateTest: Suppress ImmutableEnumChecker warning
  PacketLineIn: Suppress comparison warnings for END and DELIM
  FileSnapshot#toString: Suppress ReferenceEquality warnings
  Blame: Suppress ReferenceEquality warning for RevCommit instances
  Fix API problem filters
  pgm: add missing optional dependency to org.tukaani:xz
  NetscapeCookieFile: Make hash static and group overloaded write
  NetscapeCookieFile: Javadoc fixes
  Config: Handle reference-equality warning (and empty javadoc)
  Error Prone: Increase severity of ShortCircuitBoolean to ERROR
  ObjectWalk: Prefer boolean operators over logical operators in comparisons
  BasePackFetchConnection: Prefer boolean operators over logical operators in comparisons
  PackWriter: Prefer boolean operators over logical operators in comparisons

Change-Id: I825fd55bcb5345fb7afe066bf54ca50325f40acb
Signed-off-by: David Pursehouse <>
Signed-off-by: Matthias Sohn <>
tree: 21d51403e56b21af1dc5052e98232ecb926c425d
  1. .bazelrc
  2. .bazelversion
  3. .gitattributes
  4. .gitignore
  5. .mailmap
  6. .mvn/
  7. BUILD
  9. Documentation/
  13. lib/
  14. org.eclipse.jgit.ant.test/
  15. org.eclipse.jgit.ant/
  16. org.eclipse.jgit.archive/
  17. org.eclipse.jgit.coverage/
  18. org.eclipse.jgit.http.apache/
  19. org.eclipse.jgit.http.server/
  20. org.eclipse.jgit.http.test/
  21. org.eclipse.jgit.junit.http/
  22. org.eclipse.jgit.junit.ssh/
  23. org.eclipse.jgit.junit/
  24. org.eclipse.jgit.lfs.server.test/
  25. org.eclipse.jgit.lfs.server/
  26. org.eclipse.jgit.lfs.test/
  27. org.eclipse.jgit.lfs/
  28. org.eclipse.jgit.packaging/
  29. org.eclipse.jgit.pgm.test/
  30. org.eclipse.jgit.pgm/
  31. org.eclipse.jgit.ssh.apache.test/
  32. org.eclipse.jgit.ssh.apache/
  33. org.eclipse.jgit.test/
  34. org.eclipse.jgit.ui/
  35. org.eclipse.jgit/
  36. pom.xml
  37. tools/

Java Git

An implementation of the Git version control system in pure Java.

This project is licensed under the EDL (Eclipse Distribution License).

JGit can be imported straight into Eclipse and built and tested from there. It can be built from the command line using Maven or Bazel. The CI builds use Maven and run on Jenkins.

  • org.eclipse.jgit

    A pure Java library capable of being run standalone, with no additional support libraries. It provides classes to read and write a Git repository and operate on a working directory.

    All portions of JGit are covered by the EDL. Absolutely no GPL, LGPL or EPL contributions are accepted within this package.

  • org.eclipse.jgit.ant

    Ant tasks based on JGit.

  • org.eclipse.jgit.archive

    Support for exporting to various archive formats (zip etc).

  • org.eclipse.jgit.http.apache

    Apache httpclient support.

  • org.eclipse.jgit.http.server

    Server for the smart and dumb Git HTTP protocol.

  • org.eclipse.jgit.lfs

    Support for LFS (Large File Storage).

  • org.eclipse.jgit.lfs.server

    Basic LFS server support.

  • org.eclipse.jgit.packaging

    Production of Eclipse features and p2 repository for JGit. See the JGit Wiki on why and how to use this module.

  • org.eclipse.jgit.pgm

    Command-line interface Git commands implemented using JGit (“pgm” stands for program).

  • org.eclipse.jgit.ssh.apache

    Client support for the ssh protocol based on Apache Mina sshd.

  • org.eclipse.jgit.ui

    Simple UI for displaying git log.


  • org.eclipse.jgit.junit, org.eclipse.jgit.junit.http, org.eclipse.jgit.junit.ssh: Helpers for unit testing
  • org.eclipse.jgit.ant.test: Unit tests for org.eclipse.jgit.ant
  • org.eclipse.jgit.http.test: Unit tests for org.eclipse.jgit.http.server
  • org.eclipse.jgit.lfs.server.test: Unit tests for org.eclipse.jgit.lfs.server
  • org.eclipse.jgit.lfs.test: Unit tests for org.eclipse.jgit.lfs
  • org.eclipse.jgit.pgm.test: Unit tests for org.eclipse.jgit.pgm
  • org.eclipse.jgit.ssh.apache.test: Unit tests for org.eclipse.jgit.ssh.apache
  • org.eclipse.jgit.test: Unit tests for org.eclipse.jgit


  • Native symbolic links are supported, provided the file system supports them. For Windows you must use a non-administrator account and have the SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege.

  • Only the timestamp of the index is used by JGit if the index is dirty.

  • JGit requires at least a Java 8 JDK.

  • CRLF conversion is performed depending on the core.autocrlf setting, however Git for Windows by default stores that setting during installation in the “system wide” configuration file. If Git is not installed, use the global or repository configuration for the core.autocrlf setting.

  • The system wide configuration file is located relative to where C Git is installed. Make sure Git can be found via the PATH environment variable. When installing Git for Windows check the “Run Git from the Windows Command Prompt” option. There are other options like Eclipse settings that can be used for pointing out where C Git is installed. Modifying PATH is the recommended option if C Git is installed.

  • We try to use the same notation of $HOME as C Git does. On Windows this is often not the same value as the user.home system property.


  • org.eclipse.jgit

    • Read loose and packed commits, trees, blobs, including deltafied objects.

    • Read objects from shared repositories

    • Write loose commits, trees, blobs.

    • Write blobs from local files or Java InputStreams.

    • Read blobs as Java InputStreams.

    • Copy trees to local directory, or local directory to a tree.

    • Lazily loads objects as necessary.

    • Read and write .git/config files.

    • Create a new repository.

    • Read and write refs, including walking through symrefs.

    • Read, update and write the Git index.

    • Checkout in dirty working directory if trivial.

    • Walk the history from a given set of commits looking for commits introducing changes in files under a specified path.

    • Object transport

      Fetch via ssh, git, http, Amazon S3 and bundles. Push via ssh, git and Amazon S3. JGit does not yet deltify the pushed packs so they may be a lot larger than C Git packs.

    • Garbage collection

    • Merge

    • Rebase

    • And much more

  • org.eclipse.jgit.pgm

    • Assorted set of command line utilities. Mostly for ad-hoc testing of jgit log, glog, fetch etc.
  • org.eclipse.jgit.ant

    • Ant tasks
  • org.eclipse.jgit.archive

    • Support for Zip/Tar and other formats
  • org.eclipse.http

    • HTTP client and server support

Missing Features

There are some missing features:

  • verifying signed commits
  • signing tags
  • signing push


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See the EGit Contributor Guide.

About Git

More information about Git, its repository format, and the canonical C based implementation can be obtained from the Git website.