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1 git-fetch(1)
2 ============
3
4 NAME
5 ----
6 git-fetch - Download objects and a head from another repository.
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8
9 SYNOPSIS
10 --------
11 'git-fetch' <repository> <refspec>...
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13
14 DESCRIPTION
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16 Fetches named heads or tags from another repository, along with
17 the objects necessary to complete them.
18
19 The ref names and their object names of fetched refs are stored
20 in $GIT_DIR/FETCH_HEAD. This information is left for a later merge
21 operation done by "git resolve" or "git octopus".
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23
24 OPTIONS
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26 include::pull-fetch-param.txt[]
27
28 -a, \--append::
29 Append ref names and object names of fetched refs to the
30 existing contents of $GIT_DIR/FETCH_HEAD. Without this
31 option old data in $GIT_DIR/FETCH_HEAD will be overwritten.
32
33 -u, \--update-head-ok::
34 By default 'git-fetch' refuses to update the head which
35 corresponds to the current branch. This flag disables the
36 check. Note that fetching into the current branch will not
37 update the index and working directory, so use it with care.
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39
40 Author
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42 Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org> and
43 Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
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45 Documentation
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47 Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
48
49 GIT
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51 Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite