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authorJunio C Hamano <>2005-07-16 07:17:42 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <>2005-07-16 16:23:06 (GMT)
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[PATCH] Documentation: describe short-hand used in fetch/pull.
Describe short-hand for remote repository used in fetch/pull. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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+v0.1, July 2005
+git-fetch-script - Download objects and a head from another repository.
+'git-fetch-script' <repository> [ <head> | tag <tag> ]
+Fetches a named head or a tag from another repository, along
+with the objects necessary to complete that head or tag. The
+head to pull defaults to HEAD if unspecified. The head or tag
+fetched from the remote repository is stored in
+When a <tag> is specified, the <tag> fetched from the remote is
+also copied to the local $GIT_DIR/tags/<tag> file. When no
+<head> nor <tag> is specified, and <repository> was specified
+with the short-hand notation (i.e. naming a file under the
+$GIT_DIR/branches directory), the head fetched from the remote
+repository is also copied to the local $GIT_DIR/heads/<repository>
+Written by Linus Torvalds <> and Junio C Hamano <>
+Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <>.
+Part of the link:git.html[git] suite