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       git-upload-archive - Send archive back to git-archive

       git upload-archive <directory>

       Invoked by git archive --remote and sends a generated archive to the
       other end over the Git protocol.

       This command is usually not invoked directly by the end user. The UI
       for the protocol is on the git archive side, and the program pair is
       meant to be used to get an archive from a remote repository.

       In order to protect the privacy of objects that have been removed from
       history but may not yet have been pruned, git-upload-archive avoids
       serving archives for commits and trees that are not reachable from the
       repository's refs. However, because calculating object reachability is
       computationally expensive, git-upload-archive implements a stricter but
       easier-to-check set of rules:

	1. Clients may request a commit or tree that is pointed to directly by
	   a ref. E.g., git archive --remote=origin v1.0.

	2. Clients may request a sub-tree within a commit or tree using the
	   ref:path syntax. E.g., git archive --remote=origin

	3. Clients may not use other sha1 expressions, even if the end result
	   is reachable. E.g., neither a relative commit like master^ nor a
	   literal sha1 like abcd1234 is allowed, even if the result is
	   reachable from the refs.

       Note that rule 3 disallows many cases that do not have any privacy
       implications. These rules are subject to change in future versions of
       git, and the server accessed by git archive --remote may or may not
       follow these exact rules.

       If the config option uploadArchive.allowUnreachable is true, these
       rules are ignored, and clients may use arbitrary sha1 expressions. This
       is useful if you do not care about the privacy of unreachable objects,
       or if your object database is already publicly available for access via

	   The repository to get a tar archive from.

       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.38.4			  05/16/2024		 GIT-UPLOAD-ARCHIVE(1)