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authorStefan Naewe <>2012-09-07 06:41:19 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2012-09-07 17:58:35 (GMT)
commit2303cad242a6ccc4745d7994ecc0425bd8513a0d (patch)
parentd0f1ea6003d97e63110fa7d50bb07f546a909b6e (diff)
ls-remote: document the '--get-url' option
While looking for a way to expand the URL of a remote that uses a 'url.<name>.insteadOf' config option I stumbled over the undocumented '--get-url' option of 'git ls-remote'. This adds some minimum documentation for that option. And while at it, also add that option to the '-h' output. Signed-off-by: Stefan Naewe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2 files changed, 6 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-ls-remote.txt b/Documentation/git-ls-remote.txt
index 7a9b86a..774de5e 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-ls-remote.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-ls-remote.txt
@@ -42,6 +42,11 @@ OPTIONS
it successfully talked with the remote repository, whether it
found any matching refs.
+ Expand the URL of the given remote repository taking into account any
+ "url.<base>.insteadOf" config setting (See linkgit:git-config[1]) and
+ exit without talking to the remote.
Location of the repository. The shorthand defined in
$GIT_DIR/branches/ can be used. Use "." (dot) to list references in
diff --git a/builtin/ls-remote.c b/builtin/ls-remote.c
index 41c88a9..25e83cf 100644
--- a/builtin/ls-remote.c
+++ b/builtin/ls-remote.c
@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@
static const char ls_remote_usage[] =
"git ls-remote [--heads] [--tags] [-u <exec> | --upload-pack <exec>]\n"
-" [-q|--quiet] [--exit-code] [<repository> [<refs>...]]";
+" [-q|--quiet] [--exit-code] [--get-url] [<repository> [<refs>...]]";
* Is there one among the list of patterns that match the tail part