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authorXin Li <>2020-06-05 09:10:02 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2020-06-05 17:13:30 (GMT)
commit01bbbbd9daaa277a95ae46e5a32f6fba026610ac (patch)
tree795bb72f2f88592db95a9aad7c86ae9e8b72500e /builtin
parent16af5f1abb2b3291f96a248698449c48c6a0ec36 (diff)
fetch: allow adding a filter after initial clone
Retroactively adding a filter can be useful for existing shallow clones as they allow users to see earlier change histories without downloading all git objects in a regular --unshallow fetch. Without this patch, users can make a clone partial by editing the repository configuration to convert the remote into a promisor, like:   git config core.repositoryFormatVersion 1   git config extensions.partialClone origin   git fetch --unshallow --filter=blob:none origin Since the hard part of making this work is already in place and such edits can be error-prone, teach Git to perform the required configuration change automatically instead. Note that this change does not modify the existing git behavior which recognizes setting extensions.partialClone without changing repositoryFormatVersion. Signed-off-by: Xin Li <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin')
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/fetch.c b/builtin/fetch.c
index b5788c1..3347d57 100644
--- a/builtin/fetch.c
+++ b/builtin/fetch.c
@@ -1790,9 +1790,6 @@ int cmd_fetch(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
if (depth || deepen_since ||
deepen = 1;
- if (filter_options.choice && !has_promisor_remote())
- die("--filter can only be used when extensions.partialClone is set");
if (all) {
if (argc == 1)
die(_("fetch --all does not take a repository argument"));