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authorbrian m. carlson <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>2020-05-25 19:59:02 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2020-05-27 17:07:06 (GMT)
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docs: update remote helper docs for object-format extensions
Update the remote helper docs to document the object-format extensions we will implement in remote-curl and the transport helper code shortly. Signed-off-by: brian m. carlson <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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diff --git a/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt b/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt
index f48a031..26f32e4 100644
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+++ b/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt
@@ -238,6 +238,9 @@ the remote repository.
`--signed-tags=verbatim` to linkgit:git-fast-export[1]. In the
absence of this capability, Git will use `--signed-tags=warn-strip`.
+'object-format'::
+ This indicates that the helper is able to interact with the remote
+ side using an explicit hash algorithm extension.
COMMANDS
@@ -257,12 +260,14 @@ Support for this command is mandatory.
'list'::
Lists the refs, one per line, in the format "<value> <name>
[<attr> ...]". The value may be a hex sha1 hash, "@<dest>" for
- a symref, or "?" to indicate that the helper could not get the
- value of the ref. A space-separated list of attributes follows
- the name; unrecognized attributes are ignored. The list ends
- with a blank line.
+ a symref, ":<keyword> <value>" for a key-value pair, or
+ "?" to indicate that the helper could not get the value of the
+ ref. A space-separated list of attributes follows the name;
+ unrecognized attributes are ignored. The list ends with a
+ blank line.
+
See REF LIST ATTRIBUTES for a list of currently defined attributes.
+See REF LIST KEYWORDS for a list of currently defined keywords.
+
Supported if the helper has the "fetch" or "import" capability.
@@ -430,6 +435,18 @@ attributes are defined.
This ref is unchanged since the last import or fetch, although
the helper cannot necessarily determine what value that produced.
+REF LIST KEYWORDS
+-----------------
+
+The 'list' command may produce a list of key-value pairs.
+The following keys are defined.
+
+'object-format'::
+ The refs are using the given hash algorithm. This keyword is only
+ used if the server and client both support the object-format
+ extension.
+
+
OPTIONS
-------
@@ -514,6 +531,14 @@ set by Git if the remote helper has the 'option' capability.
transaction. If successful, all refs will be updated, or none will. If the
remote side does not support this capability, the push will fail.
+'option object-format' {'true'|algorithm}::
+ If 'true', indicate that the caller wants hash algorithm information
+ to be passed back from the remote. This mode is used when fetching
+ refs.
++
+If set to an algorithm, indicate that the caller wants to interact with
+the remote side using that algorithm.
+
SEE ALSO
--------
linkgit:git-remote[1]