On Fri, Aug 12, 2005 at 10:05:11PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

 > HOWEVER, if all you want to do is just a tar-file, then there's a better 
 > solution. It's called
 >      snap=git-snapshot-$(date +"%Y%m%d")
 >      git-tar-tree HEAD $snap | gzip -9 > $snap.tar.gz
 > which is even easier, and a hell of a lot more efficient.

Nice. That takes noticably less time to create the sparse/git snapshots
compared to my crappy old script. And its now less than half the size.
I'm sold.

 > Git actually has a _lot_ of nifty tools. I didn't realize that people 
 > didn't know about such basic stuff as "git-tar-tree" and "git-ls-files". 

Maybe its because things are moving so fast :)  Or maybe I just wasn't
paying attention on that day. (I even read the git changes via RSS,
so I should have no excuse).


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