Monday, January 19, 2015

Easily Zip just the source of a Visual Studio project

When playing around, creating new Visual Studio projects such as a weekend project, you want an easy way to zip up my source and not worry about .pdb, obj/bin files, etc. files.
The .gitignore file is created when you create a Visual Studio project with the "Create new Git repository" selected.
You don't need to use pkzip because Git has the archiving feature built-in.  Just type:
git archive -o HEAD
and it will create of the latest source, without any of the stuff you don’t want in the .zip file like bin, obj, exes, nuget assemblies, etc.

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