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1 git-fetch-pack(1)
2 =================
3
4 NAME
5 ----
6 git-fetch-pack - Receive missing objects from another repository.
7
8
9 SYNOPSIS
10 --------
11 git-fetch-pack [-q] [-k] [--exec=<git-upload-pack>] [<host>:]<directory> [<refs>...]
12
13 DESCRIPTION
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15 Invokes 'git-upload-pack' on a potentially remote repository,
16 and asks it to send objects missing from this repository, to
17 update the named heads. The list of commits available locally
18 is found out by scanning local $GIT_DIR/refs/ and sent to
19 'git-upload-pack' running on the other end.
20
21 This command degenerates to download everything to complete the
22 asked refs from the remote side when the local side does not
23 have a common ancestor commit.
24
25
26 OPTIONS
27 -------
28 -q::
29 Pass '-q' flag to 'git-unpack-objects'; this makes the
30 cloning process less verbose.
31
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.
36
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
42 your privately installed git may not be found on the system
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).
48
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.
56
57 <refs>...::
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.
61
62
63 Author
64 ------
65 Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
66
67 Documentation
68 --------------
69 Documentation by Junio C Hamano.
70
71 GIT
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73 Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite