On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 1:31 PM, Martin Bammer <mrb...@gmail.com> wrote:
> it would be nice to have an option to have a .git.tar instead of the .git
> directory tree. This tree quickly gets very big and copy and compare actions
> take very long. I've observed that even in small projects with only a few
> the .git tree can contain several thousand entries. Especially when projects
> saved on shares copy and compare actions are getting very slow.
> Is such a feature already planned or is there a chance to have such a feature
> the near future?
> Best regards,
It sounds like you're mis-using the git directory and attempting to
share by copying it instead of using any of the protocols designed for
sharing such as local file, ssh, or https.
I don't believe that storing the git via compression is really a good
idea, as many of the operations inside are based on files and we
already try to keep things compressed using various methods already
If you want to actually share a git repository as a bundle, you can
generate such a bundle. See "git help bundle" for more information.