fetch --tags: fetch tags *in addition to* other stuff
[git/git.git] / Documentation / fetch-options.txt
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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
6b276e19 10--depth=<depth>::
cfb70e1f 11 Deepen or shorten the history of a 'shallow' repository created by
6b276e19 12 `git clone` with `--depth=<depth>` option (see linkgit:git-clone[1])
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13 to the specified number of commits from the tip of each remote
14 branch history. Tags for the deepened commits are not fetched.
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16--unshallow::
17 Convert a shallow repository to a complete one, removing all
18 the limitations imposed by shallow repositories.
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20ifndef::git-pull[]
21--dry-run::
22 Show what would be done, without making any changes.
23endif::git-pull[]
24
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25-f::
26--force::
0b444cdb 27 When 'git fetch' is used with `<rbranch>:<lbranch>`
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28 refspec, it refuses to update the local branch
29 `<lbranch>` unless the remote branch `<rbranch>` it
30 fetches is a descendant of `<lbranch>`. This option
31 overrides that check.
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33-k::
34--keep::
35 Keep downloaded pack.
36
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37ifndef::git-pull[]
38--multiple::
39 Allow several <repository> and <group> arguments to be
40 specified. No <refspec>s may be specified.
f360d844 41
1b79d1c2 42-p::
f360d844 43--prune::
0e615b25 44 After fetching, remove any remote-tracking branches which
f360d844 45 no longer exist on the remote.
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46endif::git-pull[]
47
10eb64f5 48ifdef::git-pull[]
3240240f 49--no-tags::
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50endif::git-pull[]
51ifndef::git-pull[]
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52-n::
53--no-tags::
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54endif::git-pull[]
55 By default, tags that point at objects that are downloaded
56 from the remote repository are fetched and stored locally.
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57 This option disables this automatic tag following. The default
58 behavior for a remote may be specified with the remote.<name>.tagopt
59 setting. See linkgit:git-config[1].
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2e5955f3 61ifndef::git-pull[]
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62-t::
63--tags::
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64 Request that all tags be fetched from the remote in addition
65 to whatever else is being fetched. Its effect is similar to
66 that of the refspec `refs/tags/*:refs/tags/*`.
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68--recurse-submodules[=yes|on-demand|no]::
69 This option controls if and under what conditions new commits of
70 populated submodules should be fetched too. It can be used as a
71 boolean option to completely disable recursion when set to 'no' or to
72 unconditionally recurse into all populated submodules when set to
73 'yes', which is the default when this option is used without any
74 value. Use 'on-demand' to only recurse into a populated submodule
75 when the superproject retrieves a commit that updates the submodule's
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76 reference to a commit that isn't already in the local submodule
77 clone.
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78
79--no-recurse-submodules::
80 Disable recursive fetching of submodules (this has the same effect as
81 using the '--recurse-submodules=no' option).
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83--submodule-prefix=<path>::
84 Prepend <path> to paths printed in informative messages
85 such as "Fetching submodule foo". This option is used
86 internally when recursing over submodules.
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88--recurse-submodules-default=[yes|on-demand]::
89 This option is used internally to temporarily provide a
90 non-negative default value for the --recurse-submodules
91 option. All other methods of configuring fetch's submodule
92 recursion (such as settings in linkgit:gitmodules[5] and
93 linkgit:git-config[1]) override this option, as does
94 specifying --[no-]recurse-submodules directly.
7dce19d3 95endif::git-pull[]
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97-u::
98--update-head-ok::
0b444cdb 99 By default 'git fetch' refuses to update the head which
93d69d86 100 corresponds to the current branch. This flag disables the
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101 check. This is purely for the internal use for 'git pull'
102 to communicate with 'git fetch', and unless you are
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103 implementing your own Porcelain you are not supposed to
104 use it.
03febf99 105
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106--upload-pack <upload-pack>::
107 When given, and the repository to fetch from is handled
0b444cdb 108 by 'git fetch-pack', '--exec=<upload-pack>' is passed to
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109 the command to specify non-default path for the command
110 run on the other end.
111
112ifndef::git-pull[]
113-q::
114--quiet::
115 Pass --quiet to git-fetch-pack and silence any other internally
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116 used git commands. Progress is not reported to the standard error
117 stream.
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118
119-v::
120--verbose::
121 Be verbose.
122endif::git-pull[]
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124--progress::
125 Progress status is reported on the standard error stream
126 by default when it is attached to a terminal, unless -q
127 is specified. This flag forces progress status even if the
128 standard error stream is not directed to a terminal.