GIT-ARCHIVE(1)                    Git Manual                    GIT-ARCHIVE(1)

       git-archive - Create an archive of files from a named tree

       git archive [--format=<fmt>] [--list] [--prefix=<prefix>/] [<extra>]
                     [-o | --output=<file>] [--worktree-attributes]
                     [--remote=<repo> [--exec=<git-upload-archive>]] <tree-ish>

       Creates an archive of the specified format containing the tree
       structure for the named tree, and writes it out to the standard output.
       If <prefix> is specified it is prepended to the filenames in the

       git archive 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
       the 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 if the tar format is used; it can be extracted using git
       get-tar-commit-id. In ZIP files it is stored as a file comment.

           Format of the resulting archive: tar or zip. If this option is not
           given, and the output file is specified, the format is inferred
           from the filename if possible (e.g. writing to "" makes the
           output to be in the zip format). Otherwise the output format is

       -l, --list
           Show all available formats.

       -v, --verbose
           Report progress to stderr.

           Prepend <prefix>/ to each filename in the archive.

       -o <file>, --output=<file>
           Write the archive to <file> instead of stdout.

           Look for attributes in .gitattributes in working directory too.

           This can be any options that the archiver backend understands. See
           next section.

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

           Used with --remote to specify the path to the git-upload-archive on
           the remote side.

           The tree or commit to produce an archive for.

           Without an optional path parameter, all files and subdirectories of
           the current working directory are included in the archive. If one
           or more paths are specified, only these are included.

           Store the files instead of deflating them.

           Highest and slowest compression level. You can specify any number
           from 1 to 9 to adjust compression speed and ratio.

           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.

           Files and directories with the attribute export-ignore won’t be
           added to archive files. See gitattributes(5) for details.

           If the attribute export-subst is set for a file then git will
           expand several placeholders when adding this file to an archive.
           See gitattributes(5) for details.

       Note that attributes are by default taken from the .gitattributes files
       in the tree that is being archived. If you want to tweak the way the
       output is generated after the fact (e.g. you committed without adding
       an appropriate export-ignore in its .gitattributes), adjust the checked
       out .gitattributes file as necessary and use --work-tree-attributes
       option. Alternatively you can keep necessary attributes that should
       apply while archiving any tree in your $GIT_DIR/info/attributes file.

       git archive --format=tar --prefix=junk/ HEAD | (cd /var/tmp/ && tar xf
           Create a tar archive that contains the contents of the latest
           commit on the current branch, and extract it in the /var/tmp/junk

       git archive --format=tar --prefix=git-1.4.0/ v1.4.0 | gzip
           Create a compressed tarball for v1.4.0 release.

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

       git archive --format=zip --prefix=git-docs/ HEAD:Documentation/ >
           Put everything in the current head’s Documentation/ directory into
 , with the prefix git-docs/.

       git archive -o HEAD
           Create a Zip archive that contains the contents of the latest
           commit on the current branch. Note that the output format is
           inferred by the extension of the output file.


       Written by Franck Bui-Huu and Rene Scharfe.

       Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list

       Part of the git(1) suite


Git 1.7.1                         03/04/2013                    GIT-ARCHIVE(1)