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Subject: Re: [boost] Looking for git help for Boost releases
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-06-03 12:02:33

On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 7:39 PM, Marshall Clow <mclow.lists_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I’m trying to figure out tooling for making boost releases.
> One of the missing pieces that we had in SVN was “svn export”, which let you check out a particular branch/revision
> to a local folder, w/o any of the SVN infrastructure (such as .svn folders). It also let you set the line endings of the files,
> so I could make a release with Windows line endings on a non-windows computer.
> The command that I used was:
> svn export --non-interactive --native-eol XXX -r YYY, ZZZ
> where:
> XXX was line ending that I wanted (either CRLF for windows or LF for unix)
> YYY was the revision that I was interested in (usually HEAD)
> ZZZ was the destination for the export
> How can I do something like this for git?
> I’ve looked at “git archive”, and that’s something like what I want, but it doesn’t handle sub-projects.
> There are a few scripts around that claim to do “git archive over sub-projects”, but I haven’t found one that works with our set up, and none of them let you modify the line endings for (some of) the files as part of the process.
> Any ideas? Suggestions? Pointers?

If a single command is not a requirement, you could just do a normal
git clone, then copy the sources without history in a separate
directory and apply todos/fromdos (depending on the system you're
running and the desired line endings). You'll probably have to use it
with find and file masks.

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