Posted By: Anonymous
I’m trying to figure out how I can download a particular tag of a Git repository – it’s one version behind the current version.
I saw there was a tag for the previous version on the git web page, with object name of something long hex number.
But the version name is “
Tagged release 1.1.5” according the site.
I tried a command like this (with names changed):
git clone http://git.abc.net/git/abc.git my_abc
And I did get something – a directory, a bunch of subdirectories, etc.
If it’s the whole repository, how do I get at the version I’m seeking? If not, how do I download that particular version?
$ git clone
will give you the whole repository.
After the clone, you can list the tags with
$ git tag -l and then checkout a specific tag:
$ git checkout tags/<tag_name>
Even better, checkout and create a branch (otherwise you will be on a branch named after the revision number of tag):
$ git checkout tags/<tag_name> -b <branch_name>