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@@ -9,7 +9,8 @@ git-clone - Clone a repository into a new directory
SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
-'git-clone' [--template=<template_directory>] [-l [-s]] [-q] [-n] [--bare]
+'git-clone' [--template=<template_directory>]
+ [-l] [-s] [--no-hardlinks] [-q] [-n] [--bare]
[-o <name>] [-u <upload-pack>] [--reference <repository>]
[--depth <depth>] <repository> [<directory>]
@@ -40,8 +41,19 @@ OPTIONS
this flag bypasses normal "git aware" transport
mechanism and clones the repository by making a copy of
HEAD and everything under objects and refs directories.
- The files under .git/objects/ directory are hardlinked
- to save space when possible.
+ The files under `.git/objects/` directory are hardlinked
+ to save space when possible. This is now the default when
+ the source repository is specified with `/path/to/repo`
+ syntax, so it essentially is a no-op option. To force
+ copying instead of hardlinking (which may be desirable
+ if you are trying to make a back-up of your repository),
+ but still avoid the usual "git aware" transport
+ mechanism, `--no-hardlinks` can be used.
+
+--no-hardlinks::
+ Optimize the cloning process from a repository on a
+ local filesystem by copying files under `.git/objects`
+ directory.
--shared::
-s::