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+git-shell - Restricted login shell for GIT over SSH only
+'git-shell -c <command> <argument>'
+This is meant to be used as a login shell for SSH accounts you want
+to restrict to GIT pull/push access only. It permits execution only
+of server-side GIT commands implementing the pull/push functionality.
+The commands can be executed only by the '-c' option; the shell is not
+Currently, only the `git-receive-pack` and `git-upload-pack` commands
+are permitted to be called, with a single required argument.
+Written by Linus Torvalds <>
+Documentation by Petr Baudis and the git-list <>.
+Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite