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authorJunio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>2005-07-14 07:08:37 (GMT)
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[PATCH] Documentation: clone/fetch/upload.
This adds documentation for 'smarter pull' family of commands. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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+git-fetch-pack(1)
+=================
+v0.1, July 2005
+
+NAME
+----
+git-fetch-pack - Receive missing objects from another repository.
+
+
+SYNOPSIS
+--------
+git-fetch-pack [-q] [--exec=<git-upload-pack>] [<host>:]<directory> [<head>...] < <commit-list>
+
+DESCRIPTION
+-----------
+Invokes 'git-upload-pack' on a potentially remote repository,
+and asks it to send objects missing from this repository, to
+update the named heads. The list of commits available locally
+is fed from the standard input, to be sent to 'git-upload-pack'
+running on the other end.
+
+This command can be used only when the local side has a common
+(ancestor) commit with the remote head that is being pulled
+from. Use 'git-clone-pack' for that.
+
+
+OPTIONS
+-------
+-q::
+ Pass '-q' flag to 'git-unpack-objects'; this makes the
+ cloning process less verbose.
+
+--exec=<git-upload-pack>::
+ 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).
+
+<host>::
+ A remote host that houses the repository. When this
+ part is specified, 'git-upload-pack' is invoked via
+ ssh.
+
+<directory>::
+ The repository to sync from.
+
+<head>...::
+ The remote heads to update from. This is relative to
+ $GIT_DIR (e.g. "HEAD", "refs/heads/master"). When
+ unspecified, update from all heads the remote side has.
+
+ However the program refuses to work if more than one
+ remote head matches the specified heads. I am not sure
+ what this means... Help!!!!!
+
+
+Author
+------
+Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
+
+Documentation
+--------------
+Documentation by Junio C Hamano.
+
+GIT
+---
+Part of the link:git.html[git] suite