Git export: How to export a Git project

Git export FAQ: How do I export a Git project, like I would do with a "cvs export" or "svn export"?

There is no "git export" command, so instead you use the "git archive" command. By default, "git archive" produces its output in a tar format, so all you have to do is pipe that output into gzip or bzip2 or other.

Git export example

Here's a simple Git export command I just ran. I moved into the root of my Git project directory, then ran this command to create a new file named "latest.tgz":

The Unix compress command

The Unix compress command is rarely used any more, and has largely been replaced by the Unix/Linux gzip and bzip2 commands. However, on some Unix systems the compress command is still used, so for them, here are a few examples of how to use it.

Unix compress command examples

The following command will compress the file named foo.tar into a new file named foo.tar.Z: