Sign a repository archive tarball for use with cgit
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[README.md]: update syntax
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refactoring in format
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You can also use your local clone with git send-email.


A small git-integrated script to sign a repository archive tarball for use with cgit.


$ git-snapsign [--dry-run] [--force] [-s <key-id>] [-F <fmt>] [-p <pfx>] -t <tag>

git-snapsign will create a detached signature for archive output from git-archive(1) for <tag> and add it to the tag's notes in the refs/notes/signatures/<fmt> namespace. cgit can then display these alongside the snapshots it offers on the repository's summary page.


-d, --dry-run:
        Do everything except add the signature blobs and associated note refs.

-f, --force: Overwrite any existing signature

-F, --format <fmt>:
        Format to pass to git-archive(1). Currently, we only accept either
        "tar.gz", "tar.lz", "tar.xz", "tgz", "tar" or "zip" as we sign only the
        underlying archive, not the compressed version. For default "tar.lz".

-p, --prefix <pfx>:
        Prefix to use when determining the prefix to pass to git-archive(1).
        By default, we use the repository basename to create
        <repo-name>-<tag>.<fmt>. Note that we also drop any intital "v"
        character from <tag>.

-P, --push: Upload signature to remote git

-s, --signature <key-id>:
        Create the signature using <key-id>. If not provided, the output of
        git config user.signingkey is used.

-t, --tag <tag>: Git tag name

-v, --version:
        Show version of git-snapsign

-h, --help:
        This message


Create a signature for the archive tarball at tag v1.0.0.

$ git-snapsign -t v1.0.0

Same as above but use the zip format.

$ git-snapsign -F zip -t v1.0.0

Create a signature with the key corresponding to heckyel@hyperbola.info

$ git-snapsign -s 4DF21B6A7C1021B25C360914F6EE7BC59A315766 -t v1.0.0

Use "linux-libre-lts" to create the archive prefix. Useful for when the repository basename is not the canonical name of the project. For example, the linux-libre-lts project may wish to set the prefix this way.

$ git-snapsign -p linux-libre-lts -t v5.4.96