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Re: Issue #3645: Create directly compressed archives

From: Philip Martin <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 16:03:13 +0100

Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> writes:

> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 10:34 AM, Hyrum K. Wright
> <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Noorul Islam K M <noorul_at_collab.net> wrote:
>>> I am going to add an option "--archive" to export command. If specified,
>>> the output of the export command will be in tar format. which will be
>>> dumped to STDOUT. The user can pipe it to any other program thereafter.

I suppose you intend to implement POSIX ustar? We had problems in the
past with own tarballs when the different machines had different tar

> My main concern is that git tends to not care too much about Windows,
> and for us it is the primary OS that is used. So I am a little uneasy
> about having a command that only outputs a Unix file format.

If we add tar support I expect that Windows users will want untar
support as well. They will then expect it to work with all tarballs
not just Subversion ones. Really they would want zip, or perhaps 7z,

Received on 2010-07-14 17:04:08 CEST

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