We sometimes just need to download one branch of GIT without its history. Kind of like svn export thingie. A feature of SVN that would export a branch without any SVN metadata.
Suppose we have a Github repository:
Lo, we could do this:
svn export https://github.com/jpmrblood/percuma/trunk/
And this to see what GIT versions available:
$ svn ls https://github.com/jpmrblood/percuma/ branches/ tags/ trunk/
And this to see what version had been released in the past:
$ svn ls https://github.com/jpmrblood/percuma/tags/ v1/ v2/
Cool hidden stuff from Github.