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1--all::
2 Fetch all remotes.
3
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4-a::
5--append::
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6 Append ref names and object names of fetched refs to the
7 existing contents of `.git/FETCH_HEAD`. Without this
8 option old data in `.git/FETCH_HEAD` will be overwritten.
9
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10--depth=<depth>::
11 Deepen the history of a 'shallow' repository created by
12 `git clone` with `--depth=<depth>` option (see linkgit:git-clone[1])
13 by the specified number of commits.
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15ifndef::git-pull[]
16--dry-run::
17 Show what would be done, without making any changes.
18endif::git-pull[]
19
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20-f::
21--force::
0b444cdb 22 When 'git fetch' is used with `<rbranch>:<lbranch>`
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23 refspec, it refuses to update the local branch
24 `<lbranch>` unless the remote branch `<rbranch>` it
25 fetches is a descendant of `<lbranch>`. This option
26 overrides that check.
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28-k::
29--keep::
30 Keep downloaded pack.
31
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32ifndef::git-pull[]
33--multiple::
34 Allow several <repository> and <group> arguments to be
35 specified. No <refspec>s may be specified.
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38--prune::
39 After fetching, remove any remote tracking branches which
40 no longer exist on the remote.
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41endif::git-pull[]
42
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45endif::git-pull[]
46ifndef::git-pull[]
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47-n::
48--no-tags::
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49endif::git-pull[]
50 By default, tags that point at objects that are downloaded
51 from the remote repository are fetched and stored locally.
52 This option disables this automatic tag following.
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54-t::
55--tags::
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56 Most of the tags are fetched automatically as branch
57 heads are downloaded, but tags that do not point at
58 objects reachable from the branch heads that are being
59 tracked will not be fetched by this mechanism. This
60 flag lets all tags and their associated objects be
61 downloaded.
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63-u::
64--update-head-ok::
0b444cdb 65 By default 'git fetch' refuses to update the head which
93d69d86 66 corresponds to the current branch. This flag disables the
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67 check. This is purely for the internal use for 'git pull'
68 to communicate with 'git fetch', and unless you are
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69 implementing your own Porcelain you are not supposed to
70 use it.
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72--upload-pack <upload-pack>::
73 When given, and the repository to fetch from is handled
0b444cdb 74 by 'git fetch-pack', '--exec=<upload-pack>' is passed to
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75 the command to specify non-default path for the command
76 run on the other end.
77
78ifndef::git-pull[]
79-q::
80--quiet::
81 Pass --quiet to git-fetch-pack and silence any other internally
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82 used git commands. Progress is not reported to the standard error
83 stream.
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84
85-v::
86--verbose::
87 Be verbose.
88endif::git-pull[]
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90--progress::
91 Progress status is reported on the standard error stream
92 by default when it is attached to a terminal, unless -q
93 is specified. This flag forces progress status even if the
94 standard error stream is not directed to a terminal.