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authorJunio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>2005-07-16 07:17:42 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2005-07-16 16:23:06 (GMT)
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[PATCH] Documentation: describe short-hand used in fetch/pull.
Describe short-hand for remote repository used in fetch/pull. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-fetch-script.txt47
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-pull-script.txt16
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git.txt9
-rw-r--r--Documentation/pull-fetch-param.txt36
-rw-r--r--Documentation/tutorial.txt28
5 files changed, 130 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-fetch-script.txt b/Documentation/git-fetch-script.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..937df05
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/git-fetch-script.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,47 @@
+git-fetch-script(1)
+===================
+v0.1, July 2005
+
+NAME
+----
+git-fetch-script - Download objects and a head from another repository.
+
+
+SYNOPSIS
+--------
+'git-fetch-script' <repository> [ <head> | tag <tag> ]
+
+
+DESCRIPTION
+-----------
+Fetches a named head or a tag from another repository, along
+with the objects necessary to complete that head or tag. The
+head to pull defaults to HEAD if unspecified. The head or tag
+fetched from the remote repository is stored in
+$GIT_DIR/FETCH_HEAD.
+
+When a <tag> is specified, the <tag> fetched from the remote is
+also copied to the local $GIT_DIR/tags/<tag> file. When no
+<head> nor <tag> is specified, and <repository> was specified
+with the short-hand notation (i.e. naming a file under the
+$GIT_DIR/branches directory), the head fetched from the remote
+repository is also copied to the local $GIT_DIR/heads/<repository>
+file.
+
+
+OPTIONS
+-------
+include::pull-fetch-param.txt[]
+
+
+Author
+------
+Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org> and Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
+
+Documentation
+--------------
+Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
+
+GIT
+---
+Part of the link:git.html[git] suite
diff --git a/Documentation/git-pull-script.txt b/Documentation/git-pull-script.txt
index 44fd09a..ec1e7a2 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-pull-script.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-pull-script.txt
@@ -4,22 +4,28 @@ v0.1, May 2005
NAME
----
-git-pull-script - Script used by Linus to pull and merge a remote repository
+git-pull-script - Pull and merge from another repository.
SYNOPSIS
--------
-'git-pull-script'
+'git-pull-script' <repository> [ <head> | tag <tag> ]
+
DESCRIPTION
-----------
-This script is used by Linus to pull from a remote repository and perform
-a merge.
+Runs 'git-fetch-script' with the given parameters, then
+'git-resolve-script' to merge the local HEAD and FETCH_HEAD.
+
+
+OPTIONS
+-------
+include::pull-fetch-param.txt[]
Author
------
-Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
+Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org> and Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
Documentation
--------------
diff --git a/Documentation/git.txt b/Documentation/git.txt
index 916a0b7..ffc27d5 100644
--- a/Documentation/git.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git.txt
@@ -121,6 +121,9 @@ The interrogate commands may create files - and you can force them to
touch the working file set - but in general they don't
+Synching repositories
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
link:git-clone-script.html[git-clone-script]::
Clones a repository into the current repository (user interface)
@@ -128,10 +131,14 @@ link:git-clone-pack.html[git-clone-pack]::
Clones a repository into the current repository (engine
for ssh and local transport)
-link:git-pull-script.html[git-pull-script]::
+link:git-fetch-script.html[git-pull-script]::
Pull from a repote repository via various protocols
(user interface).
+link:git-pull-script.html[git-pull-script]::
+ Fetch from and merge with a repote repository via
+ various protocols (user interface).
+
link:git-http-pull.html[git-http-pull]::
Downloads a remote GIT repository via HTTP
diff --git a/Documentation/pull-fetch-param.txt b/Documentation/pull-fetch-param.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..7ae4ba0
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/pull-fetch-param.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,36 @@
+<repository>::
+ The "remote" repository to pull from. One of the
+ following notations can be used to name the repository
+ to pull from:
+
+ Rsync URL
+ rsync://remote.machine/path/to/repo.git/
+
+ HTTP(s) URL
+ http://remote.machine/path/to/repo.git/
+
+ GIT URL
+ git://remote.machine/path/to/repo.git/
+ remote.machine:/path/to/repo.git/
+
+ Local directory
+ /path/to/repo.git/
+
+ In addition to that, as a short-hand, the name of a file
+ in $GIT_DIR/branches directory can be specified; the
+ named file should contain a single line, a URL in one of
+ the above formats, optionally followed by a hash '#' and
+ the name of remote head.
+
+<head>::
+ The remote head name to fetch from. That is, make the
+ objects reachable from the commit recorded in
+ $GIT_DIR/refs/heads/<head> in the remote repository
+ available locally.
+
+tag <tag>::
+ The remote head tag to fetch from. That is, make the
+ objects reachable from the commit recorded in
+ $GIT_DIR/refs/tags/<tag> in the remote repository
+ available locally.
+
diff --git a/Documentation/tutorial.txt b/Documentation/tutorial.txt
index 8088fd3..925ef2c 100644
--- a/Documentation/tutorial.txt
+++ b/Documentation/tutorial.txt
@@ -810,6 +810,34 @@ pull from:
course, you will pay the price of more disk usage to hold
multiple working trees, but disk space is cheap these days. ]
+It is likely that you will be pulling from the same remote
+repository from time to time. As a short hand, you can store
+the remote repository URL in a file under .git/branches/
+directory, like this:
+
+ mkdir -p .git/branches
+ echo rsync://kernel.org/pub/scm/git/git.git/ \
+ >.git/branches/linus
+
+and use the filenae to "git pull" instead of the full URL.
+The contents of a file under .git/branches can even be a prefix
+of a full URL, like this:
+
+ echo rsync://kernel.org/pub/.../jgarzik/
+ >.git/branches/jgarzik
+
+Examples.
+
+ (1) git pull linus
+ (2) git pull linus tag v0.99.1
+ (3) git pull jgarzik/netdev-2.6.git/ e100
+
+the above are equivalent to:
+
+ (1) git pull rsync://kernel.org/pub/scm/git/git.git/ HEAD
+ (2) git pull rsync://kernel.org/pub/scm/git/git.git/ tag v0.99.1
+ (3) git pull rsync://kernel.org/pub/.../jgarzik/netdev-2.6.git e100
+
Publishing your work
--------------------