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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-script - Clones a repository.
+'git clone' [-l] [-u <upload-pack>] [-q] <repository> <directory>
+Clones a repository into a newly created directory.
+ When the repository to clone from is on a local machine,
+ this flag bypasses normal "git aware" transport
+ mechanism and clones the repository by making a copy of
+ HEAD and everything under objects and refs directories.
+ The files under .git/objects/ directory are hardlinked
+ to save space when possible.
+ Operate quietly. This flag is passed to "rsync" and
+ "git-clone-pack" commands when given.
+-u <upload-pack>::
+ When given, and the repository to clone from is handled
+ by 'git-clone-pack', '--exec=<upload-pack>' is passed to
+ the command to specify non-default path for the command
+ run on the other end.
+ The (possibly remote) repository to clone from. It can
+ be an "rsync://host/dir" URL, an "http://host/dir" URL,
+ or [<host>:]/dir notation that is used by 'git-clone-pack'.
+ Currently http transport is not supported.
+ The name of a new directory to be cloned into. It is an
+ error to specify an existing directory.
+Written by Linus Torvalds <>
+Documentation by Junio C Hamano.
+Part of the link:git.html[git] suite