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authorJunio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>2005-08-04 00:15:44 (GMT)
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git-send-pack: documentation
Describe the renaming push. The wording is horrible and I would appreciate a rewrite, but it is better than nothing ;-). Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
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@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ git-send-pack - Push missing objects packed.
SYNOPSIS
--------
-'git-send-pack' [--exec=<git-receive-pack>] [<host>:]<directory> [<head>...]
+'git-send-pack' [--all] [--exec=<git-receive-pack>] [<host>:]<directory> [<head>...]
DESCRIPTION
-----------
@@ -25,6 +25,10 @@ OPTIONS
repository over ssh, and you do not have the program in
a directory on the default $PATH.
+--all::
+ Instead of explicitly specifying which refs to update,
+ update all refs that locally exist.
+
<host>::
A remote host to house the repository. When this
part is specified, 'git-receive-pack' is invoked via
@@ -33,6 +37,48 @@ OPTIONS
<directory>::
The repository to update.
+<head>...:
+ The remote refs to update.
+
+
+Specifying the Refs
+-------------------
+
+There are three ways to specify which refs to update on the
+remote end.
+
+With '--all' flag, all refs that exist locally are transfered to
+the remote side. You cannot specify any '<head>' if you use
+this flag.
+
+Without '--all' and without any '<head>', the refs that exist
+both on the local side and on the remote side are updated.
+
+When '<head>'s are specified explicitly, it can be either a
+single pattern, or a pair of such pattern separated by a colon
+':' (this means that a ref name cannot have a colon in it). A
+single pattern '<name>' is just a shorthand for '<name>:<name>'.
+Each pattern pair consists of the source side (before the colon)
+and the destination side (after the colon). The ref that is
+pushed is determined by finding a match that matches the source
+side, and where it is pushed is determined by using the
+destination side.
+
+ - It is an error if <src> does not match exactly one of local
+ refs.
+
+ - It is an error if <dst> matches more than one remote refs.
+
+ - If <dst> does not match any remote ref, either
+
+ - it has to start with "refs/"; <dst> is used as the
+ destination literally in this case.
+
+ - <src> == <dst> and the ref that matched the <src> must not
+ exist in the set of remote refs; the ref matched <src>
+ locally is used as the name of the destination.
+
+
Author
------
Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>