Dear diary, on Sat, Aug 13, 2005 at 07:05:11AM CEST, I got a letter
where Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> told me that...
> If you really want a temporary tree, what you do is something like
> git-checkout-cache --prefix=tmp-dir/ -f -a
> and when you're done, you just do
> rm -rf tmp-dir
> and you're done.
> NOTE NOTE NOTE! In the above, the order of the parameters is really really
> important! "-a" takes effect when it is seen, so it needs to be last.
> Also, the "--prefix" thing really _really_ needs the slash at the end,
> because it's literally used to prefix the pathname.
> 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.
To put my two cents too, Cogito has cg-export for this:
to export to a temporary directory and
to export to a gzipped tarball (it can also do .tar, .tgz and .tar.bz2).
Petr "Pasky" Baudis
If you want the holes in your knowledge showing up try teaching
someone. -- Alan Cox
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