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Archive and delete a git branch


Head to the top of the git repository.

$ cd path/to/repo/top

Check out the branch you want, pull, update, whatever to put it into the state you want to archive.

$ git co branch-to-archive
$ git up
$ git pull
$ git whatever

Run this to archive the branch

$ git archive branch-to-archive | gzip > ../some/archive/path/repo-name-branch-name.YYMMDD.tar.gz 

Check the repo is what you want:

$ tar tvfz ../some/archive/path/repo-name-branch-name.YYMMDD.tar.gz | less

Delete the branch remotely and locally:

$ git push origin :branch-to-archive
$ git branch -D branch-to-archive

And, of course, I have this in a script.

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