On 02/03/2013 07:48 PM, Robert Clausecker wrote:
> Hello!
> git currently has the archive command that allows to save an arbitrary
> revision into a tar or zip file. Sometimes it is useful to not save this
> revision into an archive but to directly put all files into an arbitrary
> directory. Currently this seems to be not possible to archive directly;
> the only way I found to do it is to run git archive and then directly
> unpack the archive into a directory.
>     git --git-dir REPO archive REVISION | tar x
> It would be nice to have a command or simply a switch to git archive
> that allows the user to put the files of REVISION into a directory
> instead of making an archive.

Could you help me understand why piping it to tar (actually 'tar -C
/dest/dir -x') is not sufficient to achieve what you want?
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