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authorUwe Kleine-König <>2010-10-04 17:28:27 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2010-10-06 18:24:17 (GMT)
commit6db2103f92cf6c5caeeddec0bfd5f57f94e81d81 (patch)
parentc03c83152d6ce6fa5ae49a8698da5fc25a53127f (diff)
Documentation/git-clone: describe --mirror more verbosely
Some people in #linux-rt noticed that describing what "--mirror" option does with "it mirrors" is way insufficient. Cc: Steven Rostedt <> Cc: Darren 'Some People' Hart <> Cc: Michael J Gruber <> Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-clone.txt b/Documentation/git-clone.txt
index dc7d3d1..ab72933 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-clone.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-clone.txt
@@ -128,7 +128,12 @@ objects from the source repository into a pack in the cloned repository.
configuration variables are created.
- Set up a mirror of the remote repository. This implies `--bare`.
+ Set up a mirror of the source repository. This implies `--bare`.
+ Compared to `--bare`, `--mirror` not only maps local branches of the
+ source to local branches of the target, it maps all refs (including
+ remote branches, notes etc.) and sets up a refspec configuration such
+ that all these refs are overwritten by a `git remote update` in the
+ target repository.
--origin <name>::
-o <name>::