git-svn(1): update instructions for resuming a git-svn clone
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1-q, \--quiet::
2 Pass --quiet to git-fetch-pack and silence any other internally
3 used programs.
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5-v, \--verbose::
6 Be verbose.
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8-a, \--append::
9 Append ref names and object names of fetched refs to the
10 existing contents of `.git/FETCH_HEAD`. Without this
11 option old data in `.git/FETCH_HEAD` will be overwritten.
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2796a9de 13\--upload-pack <upload-pack>::
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14 When given, and the repository to fetch from is handled
15 by 'git-fetch-pack', '--exec=<upload-pack>' is passed to
16 the command to specify non-default path for the command
17 run on the other end.
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93d69d86 19-f, \--force::
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20 When `git-fetch` is used with `<rbranch>:<lbranch>`
21 refspec, it refuses to update the local branch
22 `<lbranch>` unless the remote branch `<rbranch>` it
23 fetches is a descendant of `<lbranch>`. This option
24 overrides that check.
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42905294 26-n, \--no-tags::
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27 By default, `git-fetch` fetches tags that point at
28 objects that are downloaded from the remote repository
29 and stores them locally. This option disables this
30 automatic tag following.
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93d69d86 32-t, \--tags::
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33 Most of the tags are fetched automatically as branch
34 heads are downloaded, but tags that do not point at
35 objects reachable from the branch heads that are being
36 tracked will not be fetched by this mechanism. This
37 flag lets all tags and their associated objects be
38 downloaded.
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40-k, \--keep::
41 Keep downloaded pack.
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43-u, \--update-head-ok::
44 By default `git-fetch` refuses to update the head which
45 corresponds to the current branch. This flag disables the
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46 check. This is purely for the internal use for `git-pull`
47 to communicate with `git-fetch`, and unless you are
48 implementing your own Porcelain you are not supposed to
49 use it.
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51\--depth=<depth>::
52 Deepen the history of a 'shallow' repository created by
5162e697 53 `git clone` with `--depth=<depth>` option (see linkgit:git-clone[1])
f4bf2184 54 by the specified number of commits.