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generate file list modified since last commit and export to tar file

Terminal - generate file list modified since last commit and export to tar file
git diff-tree -r --no-commit-id --name-only --diff-filter=ACMRT COMMID_HASH | xargs tar -rf mytarfile.tar
2014-03-04 12:16:07
Functions: tar xargs
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generate file list modified since last commit and export to tar file

################################################################################

# get all modified files since last commit and zip them to upload to live server

################################################################################

# delete previous tar output file

rm mytarfile.tar -rf

#rm c:/tarOutput/*.* -rf

# get last commit id and store in variable

declare RESULT=$(git log --format="%H" | head -n1)

# generate file list and export to tar file

git diff-tree -r --no-commit-id --name-only --diff-filter=ACMRT $RESULT | xargs tar -rf mytarfile.tar

# extract tar files to specified location

tar -xf mytarfile.tar -C c:/tarOutput

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Nice.

But, I'd make a small fix:

Add "-z" to git and -0 (zero) to xargs to use a NUL character to delimit the filenames.

That means your command will work even if the filenames contain whitespace.

(Of course, as a Unix guy, none of my filenames ever contain whitespace :-)

git diff-tree -z -r --no-commit-id --name-only --diff-filter=ACMRT COMMID_HASH | xargs -0 tar -rf mytarfile.tar
Comment by flatcap 73 weeks and 1 day ago

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