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A bash alias to export a git repository to a zip file

01 January 2013

I’ll keep this short and sweet. This bash alias will allow you to export your git repo’s master branch to a zip file.

To use it:

  1. Make sure that your work is committed.
  2. Make sure you are in the root directory of your project.

To make this script work run the following commands:

    echo alias gitpack=\'git archive --format zip --output download_$(date +%d-%m-%Y-%H.%M).zip master\' >> ~/.bashrc
    source ~/.bashrc

Now just type gitpack and you will get a zip file.

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