fetch-pack: -k option to keep downloaded pack.
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1git-fetch-pack(1)
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4NAME
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6git-fetch-pack - Receive missing objects from another repository.
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9SYNOPSIS
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ad897215 11git-fetch-pack [-q] [-k] [--exec=<git-upload-pack>] [<host>:]<directory> [<refs>...]
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13DESCRIPTION
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15Invokes 'git-upload-pack' on a potentially remote repository,
16and asks it to send objects missing from this repository, to
17update the named heads. The list of commits available locally
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18is found out by scanning local $GIT_DIR/refs/ and sent to
19'git-upload-pack' running on the other end.
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21This command degenerates to download everything to complete the
22asked refs from the remote side when the local side does not
23have a common ancestor commit.
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26OPTIONS
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28-q::
29 Pass '-q' flag to 'git-unpack-objects'; this makes the
30 cloning process less verbose.
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32-k::
33 Do not invoke 'git-unpack-objects' on received data, but
34 create a single packfile out of it instead, and store it
35 in the object database.
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37--exec=<git-upload-pack>::
38 Use this to specify the path to 'git-upload-pack' on the
39 remote side, if is not found on your $PATH.
40 Installations of sshd ignores the user's environment
41 setup scripts for login shells (e.g. .bash_profile) and
72e9340c 42 your privately installed git may not be found on the system
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43 default $PATH. Another workaround suggested is to set
44 up your $PATH in ".bashrc", but this flag is for people
45 who do not want to pay the overhead for non-interactive
46 shells by having a lean .bashrc file (they set most of
47 the things up in .bash_profile).
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49<host>::
50 A remote host that houses the repository. When this
51 part is specified, 'git-upload-pack' is invoked via
52 ssh.
53
54<directory>::
55 The repository to sync from.
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33b83034 57<refs>...::
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58 The remote heads to update from. This is relative to
59 $GIT_DIR (e.g. "HEAD", "refs/heads/master"). When
60 unspecified, update from all heads the remote side has.
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63Author
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65Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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67Documentation
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69Documentation by Junio C Hamano.
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71GIT
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a7154e91 73Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite