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authorWilly Tarreau <>2006-07-20 09:30:44 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2006-07-24 06:35:13 (GMT)
commitce1a79b6a74b031213d8efd4f72cb0e954e261d5 (patch)
tree923546c64b179474c10d3b083e7b9d041c051c5d /Documentation/git-tar-tree.txt
parent1b91abe35079f3d6e6440b9a49766de06f3f1659 (diff)
tar-tree: add the "tar.umask" config option
By default, git-tar-tree(1) sets file and directories modes to 0666 or 0777. While this is both useful and acceptable for projects such as the Linux Kernel, it might be excessive for other projects. With this variable, it becomes possible to tell git-tar-tree(1) to apply a specific umask to the modes above. The special value "user" indicates that the user's current umask will be used. This should be enough for most projects, as it will lead to the same permissions as git-checkout(1) would use. The default value remains 0, which means world read-write. Signed-off-by: Willy Tarreau <> Acked-by: Rene Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -37,7 +37,20 @@ OPTIONS
Instead of making a tar archive from local repository,
retrieve a tar archive from a remote repository.
+By default, file and directories modes are set to 0666 or 0777. It is
+possible to change this by setting the "umask" variable in the
+repository configuration as follows :
+ umask = 002 ;# group friendly
+The special umask value "user" indicates that the user's current umask
+will be used instead. The default value remains 0, which means world
+readable/writable files and directories.
git tar-tree HEAD junk | (cd /var/tmp/ && tar xf -)::