Am Sonntag, den 03.02.2013, 21:55 +0530 schrieb Sitaram Chamarty: > Could you help me understand why piping it to tar (actually 'tar -C > /dest/dir -x') is not sufficient to achieve what you want?
Piping the output of git archive into tar is of course a possible solution; I just don't like the fact that you need to pipe the output into a separate program to do something that should be possible with a simple switch and not an extra command. It feels unintuitive and like a workaround to make an archive just to unpack it on-the-fly. Also, adding such a command (or at least documenting the way to do this using a pipe to tar somewhere in the man pages) is a small and simple change that improves usability. Yours, Robert Clausecker
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