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git-archive(1)
==============

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


SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
'git archive' --format=<fmt> [--list] [--prefix=<prefix>/] [<extra>]
[--remote=<repo> [--exec=<git-upload-archive>]] <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 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.

OPTIONS
-------

--format=<fmt>::
Format of the resulting archive: 'tar' or 'zip'. The default
is 'tar'.

-l::
--list::
Show all available formats.

-v::
--verbose::
Report progress to stderr.

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

<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.

--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::
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.

ATTRIBUTES
----------

export-ignore::
Files and directories with the attribute export-ignore won't be
added to archive files. See linkgit: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 linkgit:gitattributes[5] 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 extract it in the
`/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{caret}\{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/'.


SEE ALSO
--------
linkgit:gitattributes[5]

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 linkgit:git[1] suite
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