Am 2/26/2013 23:38, schrieb Tim Chase: > Various programs that I use ([Open|Libre]Office, Vym, etc) use a > zipped/.tgz'ed file format, usually containing multiple > (usually) plain-text files within. > > I'm trying to figure out a way for git to treat these as virtual > directories for purposes of merging/diffing. > > Reading up on clean/smudge filters, it looks like they expect one > file coming in and one file going out, rather than one file > on one side and a directory-tree of files on the other side. > > I tried creating my own pair of clean/smudge filters that would > uncompress the files, but there's no good way put multiple files on > stdout. > > Has anybody else played with such a scheme for uncompressing files as > they go into git and recompressing them as they come back out?
I attempted to do something like this for OpenDocument files (I didn't get very far) until I discovered that LibreOffice can save "flat open document files". That combined with the option "save files optimized" switched off results in fairly readable XML in a single file that can even be merged under some circumstances. You would still need a clean filter that normalizes the style numbers, cross reference marks and other stuff that changes each time LibreOffice saves the file. -- Hannes -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html