GIT-ARCHIVE(1)                   Git Manual                   GIT-ARCHIVE(1)

NAME         top

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

SYNOPSIS         top

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

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

           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 tar.

       -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.

ATTRIBUTES         top

           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.

EXAMPLES         top

       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.

SEE ALSO         top


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