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Git Version Control Cookbook

By : Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss
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Git Version Control Cookbook

By: Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Git Version Control Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Creating Git bundles

Another method to share the repository history between repositories is to use the git bundle command. A Git bundle is a series of commits that can work as a remote repository, but without having the full history of a repository included in the bundle.

Getting ready

We'll use a fresh clone of the offline-sharing repository as follows:

$ git clone
$ cd offline-sharing
$ git checkout master

How to do it...

First, we'll create a root bundle, as shown in the following command, so that the history in the bundle forms a complete history and the initial commit is also included:

$ git bundle create myrepo.bundle master
Counting objects: 12, done.
Delta compression using up to 8 threads.
Compressing objects: 100% (11/11), done.
Writing objects: 100% (12/12), 1.88 KiB | 0 bytes/s, done.
Total 12 (delta 1), reused 0 (delta 0)

We can verify the bundle content with git bundle verify:

$ git bundle verify myrepo.bundle
The bundle contains this...