path: root/.gitignore
diff options
authorFranck Bui-Huu <>2006-09-07 13:12:02 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2006-09-09 18:57:36 (GMT)
commit4df096a5ca24f2f39042c51cf51b8a2bec66a2b5 (patch)
treed630871109aef6af3dd12224e6729af9ed1ad81f /.gitignore
parent2878836c5074be92b913c95446b94bbf1c9a9e1d (diff)
Add git-archive
git-archive is a command to make TAR and ZIP archives of a git tree. It helps prevent a proliferation of git-{format}-tree commands. Instead of directly calling git-{tar,zip}-tree command, it defines a very simple API, that archiver should implement and register in "git-archive.c". This API is made up by 2 functions whose prototype is defined in "archive.h" file. - The first one is used to parse 'extra' parameters which have signification only for the specific archiver. That would allow different archive backends to have different kind of options. - The second one is used to ask to an archive backend to build the archive given some already resolved parameters. The main reason for making this API is to avoid using git-{tar,zip}-tree commands, hence making them useless. Maybe it's time for them to die ? It also implements remote operations by defining a very simple protocol: it first sends the name of the specific uploader followed the repository name (git-upload-tar git:// Then it sends options. It's done by sending a sequence of one argument per packet, with prefix "argument ", followed by a flush. The remote protocol is implemented in "git-archive.c" for client side and is triggered by "--remote=<repo>" option. For example, to fetch a TAR archive in a remote repo, you can issue: $ git archive --format=tar --remote=git://xxx/yyy/zzz.git HEAD We choose to not make a new command "git-fetch-archive" for example, avoind one more GIT command which should be nice for users (less commands to remember, keeps existing --remote option). Signed-off-by: Franck Bui-Huu <> Acked-by: Rene Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to '.gitignore')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/.gitignore b/.gitignore
index 0d608fe..a3f33d4 100644
--- a/.gitignore
+++ b/.gitignore
@@ -8,6 +8,7 @@ git-apply