DEV Community

loading...

TIL: Add your git repo to a tarball

rouanw profile image Rouan Wilsenach Originally published at rouanw.github.io 惻1 min read

Today I learned that you can neatly pack all of the files in your git repository into a tarball:

git archive --format=tar -o my_repo.tar -v HEAD
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

The best thing about this is it will automatically honour your .gitignore file, so won't include any files you don't care about.

Other formats

It also works with zip files:

git archive --format=zip -o my_repo.zip -v HEAD
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

Including the git repo itself

It doesn't include the git repository itself (the .git directory). If you'd like to include it, you can run:

git archive --format=tar -o my_repo.tar -v HEAD
tar -rf my_repo.tar .git
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

Sources

Discussion (0)

Forem Open with the Forem app