installing git man pages quickly

[ link: git-man-install | tags: git | updated: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 22:27:56 ]

I just upgraded git to get a fix for a diff buffer overflow. I built the git binaries, but this box is too slow to rebuild the man pages.

Fortunately those are already prebuilt in a separate branch. One way to install them without rebuilding them locally is to:

    # in a clone of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/git/git.git

    git archive --format=tar origin/man | sudo tar -x -C /usr/share/man/ -vf -

... with which I don't have to rebuild man pages locally. Git rocks!

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