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authorJunio C Hamano <>2013-01-01 20:46:15 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-01-01 23:48:20 (GMT)
commitb5fb4770ad132f1e3458dae61b132e335898dc9e (patch)
treefa88f90ba4fcb15a130e2eb4f5fa496d1d09fb80 /Documentation
parentded6aa6bdaeca5dbeb2b8811ab5d9ec419847b00 (diff)
Documentation: full-ness of a bundle is significant for cloning
Not necessarily every bundle file can be cloned from. Only the ones that do not need prerequisites can. When 1d52b02 (Documentation: minor grammatical fixes and rewording in git-bundle.txt, 2009-03-22) reworded this paragraph, it lost a critical hint to tell readers why this particular bundle can be cloned from. Resurrect it. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-bundle.txt b/Documentation/git-bundle.txt
index 5c8ba44..bc023cc 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-bundle.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-bundle.txt
@@ -112,10 +112,9 @@ machineA$ git bundle create file.bundle master
machineA$ git tag -f lastR2bundle master
-Then you transfer file.bundle to the target machine B. If you are creating
-the repository on machine B, then you can clone from the bundle as if it
-were a remote repository instead of creating an empty repository and then
-pulling or fetching objects from the bundle:
+Then you transfer file.bundle to the target machine B. Because this
+bundle does not require any existing object to be extracted, you can
+create a new repository on machine B by cloning from it:
machineB$ git clone -b master /home/me/tmp/file.bundle R2