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authorFranck Bui-Huu <>2006-09-07 13:12:02 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2006-09-09 18:57:36 (GMT)
commit4df096a5ca24f2f39042c51cf51b8a2bec66a2b5 (patch)
treed630871109aef6af3dd12224e6729af9ed1ad81f /builtin.h
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 <>
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diff --git a/builtin.h b/builtin.h
index 25431d7..50852cd 100644
--- a/builtin.h
+++ b/builtin.h
@@ -15,6 +15,7 @@ extern int write_tree(unsigned char *sha1, int missing_ok, const char *prefix);
extern int cmd_add(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
extern int cmd_apply(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
+extern int cmd_archive(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
extern int cmd_cat_file(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
extern int cmd_checkout_index(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
extern int cmd_check_ref_format(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);