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authorJohn Keeping <>2013-04-06 18:13:41 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-04-07 07:40:48 (GMT)
commit9e7673ed7ff656738fdc02d1c529d363aaa98002 (patch)
tree3c5f86378290a5da37628982aa2b7ab44ee34d0c /Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt
parentc4458ecdc565fb63cc3247bd1e2d7525d9d6d2fa (diff)
gitremote-helpers(1): clarify refspec behaviour
The documentation says that "If no 'refspec' capability is advertised, there is an implied `refspec *:*`" but this is only the case for the "import" command. Since there is a comment in transport-helper.c indicating that this default is for historical reasons, change the documentation to clarify that a refspec should always be specified. Signed-off-by: John Keeping <> Acked-by: Sverre Rabbelier <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt b/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt
index 0c91aba..f506031 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt
@@ -174,8 +174,8 @@ ref.
This capability can be advertised multiple times. The first
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 *:*`.
+the list command. If a helper does not need a specific 'refspec'
+capability then it should advertise `refspec *:*`.
This modifies the 'import' capability.