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git-tar-tree (1)


git-tar-tree - Create a tar archive of the files in the named tree object


git tar-tree [--remote=<repo>] <tree-ish> [ <base> ]


Git Manual                                        GIT-TAR-TREE(1)

     git-tar-tree - Create a tar archive of the files in the
     named tree object

     git tar-tree [--remote=<repo>] <tree-ish> [ <base> ]

     THIS COMMAND IS DEPRECATED. Use git archive with
     --format=tar option instead (and move the <base> argument to

     Creates a tar archive containing the tree structure for the
     named tree. When <base> is specified it is added as a
     leading path to the files in the generated tar archive.

     git tar-tree 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. It can be extracted using git get-tar-commit-id.

         The tree or commit to produce tar archive for. If it is
         the object name of a commit object.

         Leading path to the files in the resulting tar archive.

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

         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.

     git tar-tree HEAD junk | (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.

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Git Manual                                        GIT-TAR-TREE(1)

     git tar-tree v1.4.0 git-1.4.0 | gzip >git-1.4.0.tar.gz
         Create a tarball for v1.4.0 release.

     git tar-tree v1.4.0^{tree} git-1.4.0 | gzip
         Create a tarball for v1.4.0 release, but without a
         global extended pax header.

     git tar-tree v1.4.0
         Get a tarball v1.4.0 from

     git tar-tree HEAD:Documentation/ git-docs >
         Put everything in the current head's Documentation/
         directory into git-1.4.0-docs.tar, with the prefix

     Part of the git(1) suite

     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following

     |Availability   | developer/versioning/git |
     |Stability      | Uncommitted              |
     This software was built from source available at  The original
     community source was downloaded from  http://git-

     Further information about this software can be found on the
     open source community website at

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