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authorJunio C Hamano <>2005-09-08 00:26:23 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2005-09-08 00:45:20 (GMT)
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Big tool rename.
As promised, this is the "big tool rename" patch. The primary differences since 0.99.6 are: (1) git-*-script are no more. The commands installed do not have any such suffix so users do not have to remember if something is implemented as a shell script or not. (2) Many command names with 'cache' in them are renamed with 'index' if that is what they mean. There are backward compatibility symblic links so that you and Porcelains can keep using the old names, but the backward compatibility support is expected to be removed in the near future. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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+v0.1, July 2005
+git-clone - 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