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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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+v0.99.5, Aug 2005
+git-fetch - Download objects and a head from another repository.
+'git-fetch' <repository> <refspec>...
+Fetches named heads or tags from another repository, along with
+the objects necessary to complete them.
+The ref names and their object names of fetched refs are stored
+in $GIT_DIR/FETCH_HEAD. This information is left for a later merge
+operation done by "git resolve" or "git octopus".
+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