% git archive --format tar master > archive.tar % file archive.tar archive.tar: POSIX tar archive % tar cf a.tar archive.tar % file a.tar a.tar: POSIX tar archive (GNU)
7zip cannot unpack tar archive created by "git archive". Apparently there are some differences.
The reason I'm asking is that I would like to be able to unpack tar archive from git on Windows and 7zip is great utility. Is there some flag/workaround (short of unpacking tar archive created by git and packing it with GNU tar).