On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 02:52:23PM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote: > "W. Trevor King" <wk...@tremily.us> writes: > > On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 02:27:08PM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote: > >> This is a "meh" at least to me. Unless it uses something like > >> > >> git archive -o latest.tar.gz --prefix=project/ HEAD > >> > >> it is not all that interesting. > > > > Great suggestion. My original goal was to remove the pipe, but if we > > can remove the redirection too, that's one less POSIX-ism for newbies > > to wonder about ;). > > I was referring to more about the implicit format recognition not > pipe.
I'll mention it when I'm linking them to git-archive(1) ;). I think the goal in the manual should be to show people that the functionality exists and is not scary. Explaining the actual implementation details and assorted usage details is best left to command-specific documentation. -- This email may be signed or encrypted with GnuPG (http://www.gnupg.org). For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Good_Privacy
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