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authorJunio C Hamano <>2005-07-14 03:25:54 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <>2005-07-14 03:42:26 (GMT)
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[PATCH] clone-pack and clone-script: documentation and add a missing parameter.
While adding the documentation for these two commands, I noticed that the name of the program on the other end (git-upload-pack) is already almost configurable but git-clone-pack lacked command line parameter parsing to actually use anything but default, so I introduced --exec= like other remote commands while I was at it. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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+v0.1, July 2005
+git-clone-pack - Clones a repository by receiving packed objects.
+'git-clone-pack' [-q] [--exec=<git-upload-pack>] [<host>:]<directory> [<heads>...]
+Clones a repository into the current repository by invoking
+'git-upload-pack', possibly on the remote host via ssh, in
+the named repository, and invoking 'git-unpack-objects' locally
+to receive the pack.
+ Pass '-q' flag to 'git-unpack-objects'; this makes the
+ cloning process less verbose.
+ Use this to specify the path to 'git-upload-pack' on the
+ remote side, if is not found on your $PATH.
+ Installations of sshd ignores the user's environment
+ setup scripts for login shells (e.g. .bash_profile) and
+ your privately installed GIT may not be found on the system
+ default $PATH. Another workaround suggested is to set
+ up your $PATH in ".bashrc", but this flag is for people
+ who do not want to pay the overhead for non-interactive
+ shells by having a lean .bashrc file (they set most of
+ the things up in .bash_profile).
+ The (possibly remote) repository to clone from.
+ The heads to update. This is relative to $GIT_DIR
+ (e.g. "HEAD", "refs/heads/master"). When unspecified,
+ all heads are updated to match the remote repository.
+Written by Linus Torvalds <>
+Documentation by Junio C Hamano.
+Part of the link:git.html[git] suite