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@@ -23,7 +23,32 @@ documentation for gitlink:git-receive-pack[1].
+ The "remote" repository that is destination of a push operation.
+ The canonical format of a <refspec> parameter is
+ `+?<src>:<dst>`; that is, an optional plus `+`, followed
+ by the source ref, followed by a colon `:`, followed by
+ the destination ref.
+The <src> side can be an
+arbitrary "SHA1 expression" that can be used as an
+argument to `git-cat-file -t`. E.g. `master~4` (push
+four parents before the current master head).
+The local ref that matches <src> is used
+to fast forward the remote ref that matches <dst>. If
+the optional plus `+` is used, the remote ref is updated
+even if it does not result in a fast forward update.
+Some short-cut notations are also supported.
+* `tag <tag>` means the same as `refs/tags/<tag>:refs/tags/<tag>`.
+* A parameter <ref> without a colon is equivalent to
+ <ref>`:`<ref>, hence updates <ref> in the destination from <ref>
+ in the source.
Instead of naming each ref to push, specifies all refs