Hi Robert,

Robert Clausecker wrote:

> There are two things git archive is missing that are needed in my use
> case:
> First, git archive in combination with tar won't remove unneeded files.
> You have to run rm -rf before manually which brings me to the next
> point; git archive can't really make incremental updates.

My advice is to keep a separate index file for your exported files.
Like this:

        GIT_DIR=$(readlink -f $(git rev-parse --git-dir))
        export GIT_DIR GIT_INDEX_FILE

        cd $dest
        git read-tree -m -u <tree>

Hope that helps,
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