Create an archive of files from a named tree


gitarchive [ --format=<fmt>] [ --list] [ --prefix=<prefix>/] [<extra>] [ -o <file> | --output=<file>] [ --worktree -attributes] [ --remote=<repo> [ --exec=<git -upload -archive>]] <tree -ish> [<path> ...]


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 .
gitarchive 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 the 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 gitget -tar -commit -id . In ZIP files it is stored as a file comment .


--format=<fmt> Format of the resulting archive: tar or zip . If this option is not given, and the output file is specified, the format is inferred from the filename if possible (e .g . writing to "foo .zip" makes the output to be in the zip format) . Otherwise the output format is tar .

-l, --list Show all available formats .

-v, --verbose Report progress to stderr .

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

-o <file>, --output=<file> Write the archive to <file> instead of stdout .

--worktree -attributes Look for attributes in .gitattributes files in the working tree as well (see the section called .

<extra> This can be any options that the archiver backend understands . See next section .

--remote=<repo> Instead of making a tar archive from the local repository, retrieve a tar archive from a remote repository . Note that the remote repository may place restrictions on which sha1 expressions may be allowed in <tree-ish> . See git-upload-archive (1) for details .

--exec=<git -upload -archive> Used with --remote to specify the path to the git-upload -archive on the remote side .

<tree -ish> The tree or commit to produce an archive for .

<path> Without an optional path parameter, all files and subdirectories of the current working directory are included in the archive . If one or more paths are specified, only these are included .



-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 .


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 umask will be used instead . See umask(2) for details . If --remote is used then only the configuration of the remote repository takes effect .

tar .<format> .command This variable specifies a shell command through which the tar output generated by gitarchive should be piped . The command is executed using the shell with the generated tar file on its standard input, and should produce the final output on its standard output . Any compression -level options will be passed to the command (e .g ., " -9") . An output file with the same extension as <format> will be use this format if no other format is given .

The "tar .gz" and "tgz" formats are defined automatically and default to gzip-cn . You may override them with custom commands .

tar .<format> .remote If true, enable <format> for use by remote clients via git-upload-archive (1). Defaults to false for user -defined formats, but true for the "tar .gz" and "tgz" formats .


export -ignore Files and directories with the attribute export -ignore won be added to archive files . See gitattributes (5) for details .

export -subst If the attribute export -subst is set for a file then Git will expand several placeholders when adding this file to an archive . See gitattributes (5) for details .

Note that attributes are by default taken from the .gitattributes files in the tree that is being archived . If you want to tweak the way the output is generated after the fact (e .g . you committed without adding an appropriate export -ignore in its .gitattributes ),adjust the checked out .gitattributes file as necessary and use --worktree -attributes option . Alternatively you can keep necessary attributes that should apply while archiving any tree in your $GIT_DIR/info/attributes file .


gitarchive --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 extract it in the /var/tmp/junk directory .

gitarchive --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 .

gitarchive --format=tar .gz --prefix=git -1 .4 .0/ v1 .4 .0 >git -1 .4 .0 .tar .gz Same as above, but using the builtin tar .gz handling .

gitarchive --prefix=git -1 .4 .0/ -o git -1 .4 .0 .tar .gz v1 .4 .0 Same as above, but the format is inferred from the output file .

gitarchive --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 .

gitarchive --format=zip --prefix=git -docs/ HEAD:Documentation/ > git -1 .4 .0 -docs .zip Put everything in the current head Documentation/ directory into git-1 .4 .0 -docs .zip ,with the prefix git-docs/ .

gitarchive -o latest .zip HEAD Create a Zip archive that contains the contents of the latest commit on the current branch . Note that the output format is inferred by the extension of the output file .

gitconfig tar .tar .xz .command "xz -c" Configure a "tar .xz" format for making LZMA -compressed tarfiles . You can use it specifying --format=tar .xz ,or by creating an output file like -o foo .tar .xz .


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