On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 2:14 PM, Nikolaus Rath <nikol...@rath.org> wrote:
> On Aug 16 2016, David Lang <da...@lang.hm> wrote:
>> On Tue, 16 Aug 2016, Nikolaus Rath wrote:
>>> I would like to store Simulink models in a Git
>>> repository. Unfortunately, the file format is binary. But luckily, the
>>> binary format happens to be a zipfile containing nicely formatted XML
>>> files.
>>> Is there a way to teach Git to take advantage of this when storing,
>>> diff-ing and merging these files?
>> you should be able to use clean/smudge to have git store the files
>> uncompressed, which will help a lot.
> Having looked at that, I'm not sure if this really helps:
> As I understand, the smudge command is run on checkout to convert the
> blob in the repository to the format that is desired in the working
> tree. But this is the opposite of what I need: on checkout, I need to
> convert the text data in the repository to a blob in the working tree.
> Furthermore, I need to convert multiple text files into one blob, will
> smudge/clean seem to do just 1:1 conversions.
> Am I missing something? Are there any other options?

You want to store the contents of the zip file as *one* blob that is
the uncompressed contents of the archive somehow concatenated
together. That should still be a 1:1 relationship.

You won't store one blob per file in the zip.

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