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Re: Is it possible to git clone --filter= without any objects?




On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 12:29 AM Ciro Santilli <ciro.santilli@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> At v2.19.0 I was trying to clone a fetch just a single directory:
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/600079/how-do-i-clone-a-subdirectory-only-of-a-git-repository/52269934#52269934
>
> I got really close with:
>
> git clone --depth 1 --no-checkout --filter=blob:none \
>   "file://$(pwd)/server_repo" local_repo
> cd local_repo
> git checkout master -- mydir/
>
> The only missing thing is that uneeded tree objects are still being fetched.
>
> If I had a:
>
> git clone --filter=none
>
> for example then that would be done.
>
> Nothing major since those are small, but just looking for the perfect
> command :-)

You might be pleased to hear about a series floating on the mailing list,
that started at
https://public-inbox.org/git/cover.1533854545.git.matvore@xxxxxxxxxx/
and promised to filter trees away, and its latest version can be found at
https://public-inbox.org/git/cover.1536081438.git.matvore@xxxxxxxxxx/

Thanks,
Stefan