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GIT\-ARCHIVE

Section: Git Manual (1)
Updated: 09/30/2007
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NAME

git-archive - Create an archive of files from a named tree  

SYNOPSIS

git-archive --format=<fmt> [--list] [--prefix=<prefix>/] [<extra>]
              [--remote=<repo>] <tree-ish> [path...]
 

DESCRIPTION

Creates an archive of the specified format containing the tree structure for the named tree, and writes it out to the standard output. If <prefix> is specified it is prepended to the filenames in the archive.

git-archive behaves differently when given a tree ID versus when given a commit ID or tag ID. In the first case the current time is used as modification time of each file in the archive. In the latter case the commit time as recorded in the referenced commit object is used instead. Additionally the commit ID is stored in a global extended pax header if the tar format is used; it can be extracted using git-get-tar-commit-id. In ZIP files it is stored as a file comment.  

OPTIONS

--format=<fmt>

Format of the resulting archive: tar or zip. The default is tar.

--list, -l

Show all available formats.

--verbose, -v

Report progress to stderr.

--prefix=<prefix>/

Prepend <prefix>/ to each filename in the archive.

<extra>

This can be any options that the archiver backend understand. See next section.

--remote=<repo>

Instead of making a tar archive from local repository, retrieve a tar archive from a remote repository.

<tree-ish>

The tree or commit to produce an archive for.

path

If one or more paths are specified, include only these in the archive, otherwise include all files and subdirectories.
 

BACKEND EXTRA OPTIONS

 

zip

-0

Store the files instead of deflating them.

-9

Highest and slowest compression level. You can specify any number from 1 to 9 to adjust compression speed and ratio.
 

CONFIGURATION

tar.umask

This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of tar archive entries. The default is 0002, which turns off the world write bit. The special value "user" indicates that the archiving user's umask will be used instead. See umask(2) for details.
 

EXAMPLES

git archive --format=tar --prefix=junk/ HEAD | (cd /var/tmp/ && tar xf -)

Create a tar archive that contains the contents of the latest commit on the current branch, and extracts it in /var/tmp/junk directory.

git archive --format=tar --prefix=git-1.4.0/ v1.4.0 | gzip >git-1.4.0.tar.gz

Create a compressed tarball for v1.4.0 release.

git archive --format=tar --prefix=git-1.4.0/ v1.4.0^{tree} | gzip >git-1.4.0.tar.gz

Create a compressed tarball for v1.4.0 release, but without a global extended pax header.

git archive --format=zip --prefix=git-docs/ HEAD:Documentation/ > git-1.4.0-docs.zip

Put everything in the current head's Documentation/ directory into git-1.4.0-docs.zip, with the prefix git-docs/.
 

AUTHOR

Written by Franck Bui-Huu and Rene Scharfe.  

DOCUMENTATION

Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.  

GIT

Part of the git(7) suite


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
BACKEND EXTRA OPTIONS
zip
CONFIGURATION
EXAMPLES
AUTHOR
DOCUMENTATION
GIT




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