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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

       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
       archive.

       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.

OPTIONS

       --format=<fmt>
           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 "foo.zip" makes the
           output to be in the zip format). Otherwise the output format is
           tar.

       -l, --list
           Show all available formats.

       -v, --verbose
           Report progress to stderr.

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

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

       --worktree-attributes
           Look for attributes in .gitattributes in working directory too.

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

       --remote=<repo>
           Instead of making a tar archive from the local repository, retrieve
           a tar archive from a remote repository.

       --exec=<git-upload-archive>
           Used with --remote to specify the path to the git-upload-archive on
           the remote side.

       <tree-ish>
           The tree or commit to produce an archive for.

       <path>
           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.

BACKEND EXTRA OPTIONS

   zip
       -0
           Store the files instead of deflating them.

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

CONFIGURATION

       tar.umask
           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. If
           --remote is used then only the configuration of the remote
           repository takes effect.

       tar.<format>.command
           This variable specifies a shell command through which the tar
           output generated by git archive should be piped. The command is
           executed using the shell with the generated tar file on its
           standard input, and should produce the final output on its standard
           output. Any compression-level options will be passed to the command
           (e.g., "-9"). An output file with the same extension as <format>
           will be use this format if no other format is given.

           The "tar.gz" and "tgz" formats are defined automatically and
           default to gzip -cn. You may override them with custom commands.

       tar.<format>.remote
           If true, enable <format> for use by remote clients via git-upload-
           archive(1). Defaults to false for user-defined formats, but true
           for the "tar.gz" and "tgz" formats.

ATTRIBUTES

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

       export-subst
           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 --worktree-attributes
       option. Alternatively you can keep necessary attributes that should
       apply while archiving any tree in your $GIT_DIR/info/attributes file.

EXAMPLES

       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
           directory.

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

       git archive --format=tar.gz --prefix=git-1.4.0/ v1.4.0
       >git-1.4.0.tar.gz
           Same as above, but using the builtin tar.gz handling.

       git archive --prefix=git-1.4.0/ -o git-1.4.0.tar.gz v1.4.0
           Same as above, but the format is inferred from the output file.

       git archive --format=tar --prefix=git-1.4.0/ v1.4.0^{tree} | gzip
       >git-1.4.0.tar.gz
           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/ >
       git-1.4.0-docs.zip
           Put everything in the current head's Documentation/ directory into
           git-1.4.0-docs.zip, with the prefix git-docs/.

       git archive -o latest.zip 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.

       git config tar.tar.xz.command "xz -c"
           Configure a "tar.xz" format for making LZMA-compressed tarfiles.
           You can use it specifying --format=tar.xz, or by creating an output
           file like -o foo.tar.xz.

SEE ALSO

       gitattributes(5)

GIT

       Part of the git(1) suite