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1 git-clone-pack(1)
2 =================
3
4 NAME
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6 git-clone-pack - Clones a repository by receiving packed objects.
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8
9 SYNOPSIS
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11 'git-clone-pack' [--exec=<git-upload-pack>] [<host>:]<directory> [<head>...]
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13 DESCRIPTION
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15 Clones a repository into the current repository by invoking
16 'git-upload-pack', possibly on the remote host via ssh, in
17 the named repository, and stores the sent pack in the local
18 repository.
19
20 OPTIONS
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22 --exec=<git-upload-pack>::
23 Use this to specify the path to 'git-upload-pack' on the
24 remote side, if it is not found on your $PATH.
25 Installations of sshd ignore the user's environment
26 setup scripts for login shells (e.g. .bash_profile) and
27 your privately installed git may not be found on the system
28 default $PATH. Another workaround suggested is to set
29 up your $PATH in ".bashrc", but this flag is for people
30 who do not want to pay the overhead for non-interactive
31 shells by having a lean .bashrc file (they set most of
32 the things up in .bash_profile).
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34 <host>::
35 A remote host that houses the repository. When this
36 part is specified, 'git-upload-pack' is invoked via
37 ssh.
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39 <directory>::
40 The repository to sync from.
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42 <head>...::
43 The heads to update. This is relative to $GIT_DIR
44 (e.g. "HEAD", "refs/heads/master"). When unspecified,
45 all heads are updated to match the remote repository.
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47
48 Author
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50 Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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52 Documentation
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54 Documentation by Junio C Hamano.
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56
57 GIT
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59 Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite
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