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


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


   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

   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
   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 git
   get-tar-commit-id. In ZIP files it is stored as a file comment.


       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 "" makes the
       output to be in the zip format). Otherwise the output format is

   -l, --list
       Show all available formats.

   -v, --verbose
       Report progress to stderr.

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

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

       Look for attributes in .gitattributes files in the working tree as
       well (see the section called "ATTRIBUTES").

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

       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.

       Used with --remote to specify the path to the git-upload-archive on
       the remote side.

       The tree or commit to produce an archive for.

       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.


       Store the files instead of deflating them.

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


       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. If
       --remote is used then only the configuration of the remote
       repository takes effect.

       This variable specifies a shell command through which the tar
       output generated by git archive 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.

       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.


       Files and directories with the attribute export-ignore won't be
       added to archive files. See gitattributes(5) for details.

       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.


   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 extract it in the /var/tmp/junk

   git archive --format=tar --prefix=git-1.4.0/ v1.4.0 | gzip
       Create a compressed tarball for v1.4.0 release.

   git archive --format=tar.gz --prefix=git-1.4.0/ v1.4.0
       Same as above, but using the builtin tar.gz handling.

   git archive --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.

   git archive --format=tar --prefix=git-1.4.0/ v1.4.0^{tree} | gzip
       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/ >
       Put everything in the current head's Documentation/ directory into, with the prefix git-docs/.

   git archive -o 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.

   git config 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.




   Part of the git(1) suite


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