It's possible, in principle, to shove enough metadata into the output
of 'git archive' to allow anyone to verify (without cloning the repo)
to verify that the archive is a correct copy of a given commit.  Would
this be considered a useful feature?

Presumably there would be a 'git untar' command that would report
failure if it fails to verify the archive contents.

This could be as simple as including copies of the commit object and
all relevant tree objects and checking all of the hashes when

(Even better: allow subsets of the repository to be archived and
verified as well.)

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