Well, I just got the answer I needed: how to clone just the tip of a remote Git repository ? Here’s how:

Sometimes you just want to distribute the source code without its history, and that’s where git-archive comes in.

git archive <tree-ish> > my_new_archive.tar

Kate Rhodes in Getting just the tip of a Git repo

I think I might use this in Piston. I’m not too sure yet, as I haven’t implemented piston-git, but it looks like a promising candidate.


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