Git Archive Create an archive of git repository


Example

With git archive it is possible to create compressed archives of a repository, for example for distributing releases.

Create a tar archive of current HEAD revision:

git archive --format tar HEAD | cat > archive-HEAD.tar

Create a tar archive of current HEAD revision with gzip compression:

git archive --format tar HEAD | gzip > archive-HEAD.tar.gz

This can also be done with (which will use the in-built tar.gz handling):

git archive --format tar.gz HEAD > archive-HEAD.tar.gz

Create a zip archive of current HEAD revision:

git archive --format zip HEAD > archive-HEAD.zip

Alternatively it is possible to just specify an output file with valid extension and the format and compression type will be inferred from it:

git archive --output=archive-HEAD.tar.gz HEAD