I have this WebExtension addon. It's not very important. Just a web extension that does some hacks to GitHub pages when I open them in Firefox. The web extension is a folder with a
README.md etc. To upload it to addons.mozilla.org I first have to turn the whole thing into a
.zip file that I can upload.
So I discovered a neat way to make that zip file. It looks like this:
#!/bin/bash DESTINATION=build-`cat manifest.json | jq -r .version`.zip git archive --format=zip master > $DESTINATION echo "Created..." ls -lh $DESTINATION
You run it and it creates a
build-1.0.zip file containing all the files that are checked into the git repo. So it discards my local "junk" such as backup files or other things that are mentioned in
I bet someone's going to laugh and say "Duhh! Of course!" but I didn't know you can do that easily. Hopefully posting this it'll help someone trying to do something similar.
Note; this depends on jq which is an amazing little program.
Neat. Have you seen the "web-ext build" command?
No. But without looking it up I bet it does exactly this?
The power of blogging and looking a fool :)
Actually, `web-ext build` will include non-git files. In particular the Add-ons validator now complained that my .zip file contained a `build.sh~` file. Bug?