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1 git-fetch-pack(1)
2 =================
3
4 NAME
5 ----
6 git-fetch-pack - Receive missing objects from another repository.
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8
9 SYNOPSIS
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11 git-fetch-pack [-q] [--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.
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25
26 OPTIONS
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28 -q::
29 Pass '-q' flag to 'git-unpack-objects'; this makes the
30 cloning process less verbose.
31
32 --exec=<git-upload-pack>::
33 Use this to specify the path to 'git-upload-pack' on the
34 remote side, if is not found on your $PATH.
35 Installations of sshd ignores the user's environment
36 setup scripts for login shells (e.g. .bash_profile) and
37 your privately installed git may not be found on the system
38 default $PATH. Another workaround suggested is to set
39 up your $PATH in ".bashrc", but this flag is for people
40 who do not want to pay the overhead for non-interactive
41 shells by having a lean .bashrc file (they set most of
42 the things up in .bash_profile).
43
44 <host>::
45 A remote host that houses the repository. When this
46 part is specified, 'git-upload-pack' is invoked via
47 ssh.
48
49 <directory>::
50 The repository to sync from.
51
52 <refs>...::
53 The remote heads to update from. This is relative to
54 $GIT_DIR (e.g. "HEAD", "refs/heads/master"). When
55 unspecified, update from all heads the remote side has.
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57
58 Author
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60 Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
61
62 Documentation
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64 Documentation by Junio C Hamano.
65
66 GIT
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68 Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite