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bash script to zip a folder while ignoring git files and copying it to dropbox

Terminal - bash script to zip a folder while ignoring git files and copying it to dropbox
git archive HEAD --format=zip > archive.zip
2010-07-16 08:20:50
User: xakon
4
bash script to zip a folder while ignoring git files and copying it to dropbox

Better tool for exporting git's repository is Git itself!

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
zip -r homard homard -x homard/.git\*; cp ./homard.zip /path_to_dropbox_public_folder/homard.zip
2010-06-30 22:19:39
User: juliend2
Functions: cp
Tags: git zip dropbox
-1

If like me you do a lot of front-end coding and you have a lot of clients that asks you some little modifications, then you send the modifications back to them in a zip file while ignoring the .git folder and .gitignore file, then copy this zip into your dropbox and send it back to them. They find out a new bug so, rince and repeat? You get the picture. It can be quite tedious.

git archive HEAD | gzip > ~/Dropbox/archive.tar.gz
2011-06-08 09:44:07
User: tamouse
Functions: gzip
-1

Similar, but uses tarball instead of zip file

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What others think

git-archive has an --output option, so no need for the redirect.

Comment by symm 258 weeks and 6 days ago

Thank you for the point. Do you know, by the way, since which version this option has been added?

Comment by xakon 258 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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