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authorMatthieu Moy <Matthieu.Moy@imag.fr>2013-08-26 09:21:39 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2013-08-26 16:31:04 (GMT)
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Documentation/remote-helpers: document common use-case for private ref
The current documentation mentions the private ref namespace, but does not really explain why it can be useful. Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <Matthieu.Moy@imag.fr> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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@@ -176,6 +176,12 @@ applicable refspec takes precedence. The left-hand of refspecs
advertised with this capability must cover all refs reported by
the list command. If no 'refspec' capability is advertised,
there is an implied `refspec *:*`.
++
+When writing remote-helpers for decentralized version control
+systems, it is advised to keep a local copy of the repository to
+interact with, and to let the private namespace refs point to this
+local repository, while the refs/remotes namespace is used to track
+the remote repository.
'bidi-import'::
This modifies the 'import' capability.