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authorRene Scharfe <>2005-06-02 18:50:42 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <>2005-06-03 01:30:08 (GMT)
commitd3a15c49d4e2abdad900faf723f3bd3ab8ab19e9 (patch)
tree6f979cb0c127e0c5cf183fb2bddc11683b861151 /Documentation/git-tar-tree.txt
parent9b5b9f398c56f83839bdc4fc630f38afadc94c21 (diff)
[PATCH] git-tar-tree: small doc update
document difference in behaviour w/ regard to tree vs. commit and correct author information. Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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@@ -17,10 +17,17 @@ Creates a tar archive containing the tree structure for the named tree.
When <base> is specified it is added as a leading path as 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.
-Written by Linus Torvalds <>
+Written by Rene Scharfe.