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1 git-update-server-info(1)
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3
4 NAME
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6 git-update-server-info - Update auxiliary info file to help dumb servers
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8
9 SYNOPSIS
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11 'git-update-server-info' [--force]
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13 DESCRIPTION
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15 A dumb server that does not do on-the-fly pack generations must
16 have some auxiliary information files in $GIT_DIR/info and
17 $GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY/info directories to help clients discover
18 what references and packs the server has. This command
19 generates such auxiliary files.
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21
22 OPTIONS
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24
25 -f|--force::
26 Update the info files from scratch.
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29 OUTPUT
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32 Currently the command updates the following files. Please see
33 link:repository-layout.html[repository-layout] for description
34 of what they are for:
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36 * objects/info/packs
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38 * info/refs
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40
41 BUGS
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43 When you remove an existing ref, the command fails to update
44 info/refs file unless `--force` flag is given.
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46
47 Author
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49 Written by Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
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51 Documentation
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53 Documentation by Junio C Hamano.
54
55 GIT
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57 Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite
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