rename --exec to --upload-pack for fetch-pack and peek-remote
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1git-fetch-pack(1)
2=================
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4NAME
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7bd7f280 6git-fetch-pack - Receive missing objects from another repository
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9SYNOPSIS
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27dca07f 11'git-fetch-pack' [--all] [--quiet|-q] [--keep|-k] [--thin] [--upload-pack=<git-upload-pack>] [--depth=<n>] [-v] [<host>:]<directory> [<refs>...]
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13DESCRIPTION
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15Usually you would want to use gitlink:git-fetch[1] which is a
16higher level wrapper of this command instead.
17
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18Invokes 'git-upload-pack' on a potentially remote repository,
19and asks it to send objects missing from this repository, to
20update the named heads. The list of commits available locally
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21is found out by scanning local $GIT_DIR/refs/ and sent to
22'git-upload-pack' running on the other end.
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24This command degenerates to download everything to complete the
25asked refs from the remote side when the local side does not
26have a common ancestor commit.
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29OPTIONS
30-------
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31\--all::
32 Fetch all remote refs.
33
34\--quiet, \-q::
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35 Pass '-q' flag to 'git-unpack-objects'; this makes the
36 cloning process less verbose.
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18bd8821 38\--keep, \-k::
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39 Do not invoke 'git-unpack-objects' on received data, but
40 create a single packfile out of it instead, and store it
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41 in the object database. If provided twice then the pack is
42 locked against repacking.
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44\--thin::
45 Spend extra cycles to minimize the number of objects to be sent.
46 Use it on slower connection.
47
27dca07f 48\--upload-pack=<git-upload-pack>::
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49 Use this to specify the path to 'git-upload-pack' on the
50 remote side, if is not found on your $PATH.
51 Installations of sshd ignores the user's environment
52 setup scripts for login shells (e.g. .bash_profile) and
72e9340c 53 your privately installed git may not be found on the system
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54 default $PATH. Another workaround suggested is to set
55 up your $PATH in ".bashrc", but this flag is for people
56 who do not want to pay the overhead for non-interactive
57 shells by having a lean .bashrc file (they set most of
58 the things up in .bash_profile).
59
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60\--exec=<git-upload-pack>::
61 Same as \--upload-pack=<git-upload-pack>.
62
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63\--depth=<n>::
64 Limit fetching to ancestor-chains not longer than n.
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66\-v::
67 Run verbosely.
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69<host>::
70 A remote host that houses the repository. When this
71 part is specified, 'git-upload-pack' is invoked via
72 ssh.
73
74<directory>::
75 The repository to sync from.
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33b83034 77<refs>...::
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78 The remote heads to update from. This is relative to
79 $GIT_DIR (e.g. "HEAD", "refs/heads/master"). When
80 unspecified, update from all heads the remote side has.
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83Author
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85Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
86
87Documentation
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89Documentation by Junio C Hamano.
90
91GIT
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a7154e91 93Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite