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-rw-r--r--Documentation/CodingGuidelines8
-rw-r--r--Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.4.txt13
-rw-r--r--Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.5.txt221
-rw-r--r--Documentation/SubmittingPatches15
-rw-r--r--Documentation/blame-options.txt10
-rw-r--r--Documentation/config.txt69
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-blame.txt10
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-cat-file.txt14
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-check-attr.txt9
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-check-ref-format.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-config.txt29
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-format-patch.txt1
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-gc.txt6
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-log.txt5
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-merge-file.txt5
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-merge.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-mv.txt10
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-pull.txt18
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-push.txt77
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt104
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-rm.txt8
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-stash.txt12
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-whatchanged.txt40
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git.txt38
-rw-r--r--Documentation/gitcore-tutorial.txt39
-rw-r--r--Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt10
-rw-r--r--Documentation/glossary-content.txt52
-rw-r--r--Documentation/line-range-format.txt16
-rw-r--r--Documentation/revisions.txt3
-rw-r--r--Documentation/technical/api-setup.txt38
-rw-r--r--Documentation/technical/http-protocol.txt503
32 files changed, 1200 insertions, 193 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/CodingGuidelines b/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
index 559d5f9..e5ca3b7 100644
--- a/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
+++ b/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
@@ -242,6 +242,14 @@ Writing Documentation:
processed into HTML and manpages (e.g. git.html and git.1 in the
same directory).
+ The documentation liberally mixes US and UK English (en_US/UK)
+ norms for spelling and grammar, which is somewhat unfortunate.
+ In an ideal world, it would have been better if it consistently
+ used only one and not the other, and we would have picked en_US
+ (if you wish to correct the English of some of the existing
+ documentation, please see the documentation-related advice in the
+ Documentation/SubmittingPatches file).
+
Every user-visible change should be reflected in the documentation.
The same general rule as for code applies -- imitate the existing
conventions. A few commented examples follow to provide reference
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.4.txt
index b0a59ec..02f681b 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.4.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.4.txt
@@ -198,9 +198,6 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
response was to stash them and re-run). This introduced a corner
case breakage to "git am --abort" but it has been fixed.
- * Instead of typing four capital letters "HEAD", you can say "@" now,
- e.g. "git log @".
-
* "check-ignore" (new feature since 1.8.2) has been updated to work
more like "check-attr" over bidi-pipes.
@@ -270,7 +267,7 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, etc.
been susceptible to lossage of refs under right conditions, which
has been tightened up.
- * We read loose and packed rerferences in two steps, but after
+ * We read loose and packed references in two steps, but after
deciding to read a loose ref but before actually opening it to read
it, another process racing with us can unlink it, which would cause
us to barf. The codepath has been updated to retry when such a
@@ -372,12 +369,6 @@ details).
the user to an unexpected place.
(merge 3bed291 rr/rebase-checkout-reflog later to maint).
- * "git stash save", when your local change turns a tracked file into
- a directory, has to remove files in that directory in order to
- revert your working tree to a pristine state. This will lose
- untracked files in such a directory, and the command now requires
- you to "--force" it.
-
* The configuration variable column.ui was poorly documented.
(merge 5e62cc1 rr/column-doc later to maint).
@@ -388,7 +379,7 @@ details).
* "git apply" parsed patches that add new files, generated by
programs other than Git, incorrectly. This is an old breakage in
- v1.7.11 and will need to be merged down to the maintanance tracks.
+ v1.7.11 and will need to be merged down to the maintenance tracks.
* Older cURL wanted piece of memory we call it with to be stable, but
we updated the auth material after handing it to a call.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..a142eee
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,221 @@
+Git v1.8.5 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Backward compatibility notes (for Git 2.0)
+------------------------------------------
+
+When "git push [$there]" does not say what to push, we have used the
+traditional "matching" semantics so far (all your branches were sent
+to the remote as long as there already are branches of the same name
+over there). In Git 2.0, the default will change to the "simple"
+semantics that pushes:
+
+ - only the current branch to the branch with the same name, and only
+ when the current branch is set to integrate with that remote
+ branch, if you are pushing to the same remote as you fetch from; or
+
+ - only the current branch to the branch with the same name, if you
+ are pushing to a remote that is not where you usually fetch from.
+
+Use the user preference configuration variable "push.default" to
+change this. If you are an old-timer who is used to the "matching"
+semantics, you can set the variable to "matching" to keep the
+traditional behaviour. If you want to live in the future early, you
+can set it to "simple" today without waiting for Git 2.0.
+
+When "git add -u" (and "git add -A") is run inside a subdirectory and
+does not specify which paths to add on the command line, it
+will operate on the entire tree in Git 2.0 for consistency
+with "git commit -a" and other commands. There will be no
+mechanism to make plain "git add -u" behave like "git add -u .".
+Current users of "git add -u" (without a pathspec) should start
+training their fingers to explicitly say "git add -u ."
+before Git 2.0 comes. A warning is issued when these commands are
+run without a pathspec and when you have local changes outside the
+current directory, because the behaviour in Git 2.0 will be different
+from today's version in such a situation.
+
+In Git 2.0, "git add <path>" will behave as "git add -A <path>", so
+that "git add dir/" will notice paths you removed from the directory
+and record the removal. Versions before Git 2.0, including this
+release, will keep ignoring removals, but the users who rely on this
+behaviour are encouraged to start using "git add --ignore-removal <path>"
+now before 2.0 is released.
+
+
+Updates since v1.8.4
+--------------------
+
+Foreign interfaces, subsystems and ports.
+
+ * remote-hg remote helper misbehaved when interacting with a local Hg
+ repository relative to the home directory, e.g. "clone hg::~/there".
+
+ * imap-send ported to OS X uses Apple's security framework instead of
+ OpenSSL one.
+
+ * Subversion 1.8.0 that was recently released breaks older subversion
+ clients coming over http/https in various ways.
+
+ * "git fast-import" treats an empty path given to "ls" as the root of
+ the tree.
+
+
+UI, Workflows & Features
+
+ * "git pull --rebase" always chose to do the bog-standard flattening
+ rebase. You can tell it to run "rebase --preserve-merges" by
+ setting "pull.rebase" configuration to "preserve".
+
+ * "git push --no-thin" actually disables the "thin pack transfer"
+ optimization.
+
+ * Magic pathspecs like ":(icase)makefile" that matches both
+ Makefile and makefile can be used in more places.
+
+ * The "http.*" variables can now be specified per URL that the
+ configuration applies. For example,
+
+ [http]
+ sslVerify = true
+ [http "https://weak.example.com/"]
+ sslVerify = false
+
+ would flip http.sslVerify off only when talking to that specified
+ site.
+
+ * "git mv A B" when moving a submodule A has been taught to
+ relocate its working tree and to adjust the paths in the
+ .gitmodules file.
+
+ * "git blame" can now take more than one -L option to discover the
+ origin of multiple blocks of the lines.
+
+ * The http transport clients can optionally ask to save cookies
+ with http.savecookies configuration variable.
+
+ * "git push" learned a more fine grained control over a blunt
+ "--force" when requesting a non-fast-forward update with the
+ "--force-with-lease=<refname>:<expected object name>" option.
+
+ * "git diff --diff-filter=<classes of changes>" can now take
+ lowercase letters (e.g. "--diff-filter=d") to mean "show
+ everything but these classes". "git diff-files -q" is now a
+ deprecated synonym for "git diff-files --diff-filter=d".
+
+ * "git fetch" (hence "git pull" as well) learned to check
+ "fetch.prune" and "remote.*.prune" configuration variables and
+ to behave as if the "--prune" command line option was given.
+
+ * "git check-ignore -z" applied the NUL termination to both its input
+ (with --stdin) and its output, but "git check-attr -z" ignored the
+ option on the output side. Make both honor -z on the input and
+ output side the same way.
+
+ * "git whatchanged" may still be used by old timers, but mention of
+ it in documents meant for new users will only waste readers' time
+ wonderig what the difference is between it and "git log". Make it
+ less prominent in the general part of the documentation and explain
+ that it is merely a "git log" with different default behaviour in
+ its own document.
+
+
+Performance, Internal Implementation, etc.
+
+ * Many commands use --dashed-option as a operation mode selector
+ (e.g. "git tag --delete") that the user can use at most one
+ (e.g. "git tag --delete --verify" is a nonsense) and you cannot
+ negate (e.g. "git tag --no-delete" is a nonsense). parse-options
+ API learned a new OPT_CMDMODE macro to make it easier to implement
+ such a set of options.
+
+ * OPT_BOOLEAN() in parse-options API was misdesigned to be "counting
+ up" but many subcommands expect it to behave as "on/off". Update
+ them to use OPT_BOOL() which is a proper boolean.
+
+ * "git gc" exits early without doing a double-work when it detects
+ that another instance of itself is already running.
+
+ * Under memory pressure and/or file descriptor pressure, we used to
+ close pack windows that are not used and also closed filehandle to
+ an open but unused packfiles. These are now controlled separately
+ to better cope with the load.
+
+Also contains various documentation updates and code clean-ups.
+
+
+Fixes since v1.8.4
+------------------
+
+Unless otherwise noted, all the fixes since v1.8.4 in the maintenance
+track are contained in this release (see release notes to them for
+details).
+
+ * "git ls-files -k" needs to crawl only the part of the working tree
+ that may overlap the paths in the index to find killed files, but
+ shared code with the logic to find all the untracked files, which
+ made it unnecessarily inefficient.
+ (merge 680be04 jc/ls-files-killed-optim later to maint).
+
+ * The commit object names in the insn sheet that was prepared at the
+ beginning of "rebase -i" session can become ambiguous as the
+ rebasing progresses and the repository gains more commits. Make
+ sure the internal record is kept with full 40-hex object names.
+ (merge 75c6976 es/rebase-i-no-abbrev later to maint).
+
+ * "git rebase --preserve-merges" internally used the merge machinery
+ and as a side effect, left merge summary message in the log, but
+ when rebasing, there should not be a need for merge summary.
+ (merge a9f739c rt/rebase-p-no-merge-summary later to maint).
+
+ * A call to xread() was used without a loop around to cope with short
+ read in the codepath to stream new contents to a pack.
+ (merge e92527c js/xread-in-full later to maint).
+
+ * "git rebase -i" forgot that the comment character can be
+ configurable while reading its insn sheet.
+ (merge 7bca7af es/rebase-i-respect-core-commentchar later to maint).
+
+ * The mailmap support code read past the allocated buffer when the
+ mailmap file ended with an incomplete line.
+ (merge f972a16 jk/mailmap-incomplete-line later to maint).
+
+ * We used to send a large request to read(2)/write(2) as a single
+ system call, which was bad from the latency point of view when
+ the operation needs to be killed, and also triggered an error on
+ broken 64-bit systems that refuse to take more than 2GB read or
+ write in one go.
+ (merge a487916 sp/clip-read-write-to-8mb later to maint).
+
+ * "git fetch" that auto-followed tags incorrectly reused the
+ connection with Git-aware transport helper (like the sample "ext::"
+ helper shipped with Git).
+ (merge 0f73f8b jc/transport-do-not-use-connect-twice-in-fetch later to maint).
+
+ * "git log --full-diff -- <pathspec>" showed a huge diff for paths
+ outside the given <pathspec> for each commit, instead of showing
+ the change relative to the parent of the commit. "git reflog -p"
+ had a similar problem.
+ (merge 838f9a1 tr/log-full-diff-keep-true-parents later to maint).
+
+ * Setting submodule.*.path configuration variable to true (without
+ giving "= value") caused Git to segfault.
+ (merge 4b05440 jl/some-submodule-config-are-not-boolean later to maint).
+
+ * "git rebase -i" (there could be others, as the root cause is pretty
+ generic) fed a random, data dependeant string to 'echo' and
+ expects it to come out literally, corrupting its error message.
+ (merge 89b0230 mm/no-shell-escape-in-die-message later to maint).
+
+ * Some people still use rather old versions of bash, which cannot
+ grok some constructs like 'printf -v varname' the prompt and
+ completion code started to use recently.
+ (merge a44aa69 bc/completion-for-bash-3.0 later to maint).
+
+ * Code to read configuration from a blob object did not compile on
+ platforms with fgetc() etc. implemented as macros.
+ (merge 49d6cfa hv/config-from-blob later to maint-1.8.3).
+
+ * The recent "short-cut clone connectivity check" topic broke a
+ shallow repository when a fetch operation tries to auto-follow tags.
+ (merge 6da8bdc nd/fetch-pack-shallow-fix later to maint-1.8.3).
diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
index d0a4733..7055576 100644
--- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
+++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
@@ -65,7 +65,20 @@ feature does not trigger when it shouldn't. Also make sure that the
test suite passes after your commit. Do not forget to update the
documentation to describe the updated behaviour.
-Oh, another thing. I am picky about whitespaces. Make sure your
+Speaking of the documentation, it is currently a liberal mixture of US
+and UK English norms for spelling and grammar, which is somewhat
+unfortunate. A huge patch that touches the files all over the place
+only to correct the inconsistency is not welcome, though. Potential
+clashes with other changes that can result from such a patch are not
+worth it. We prefer to gradually reconcile the inconsistencies in
+favor of US English, with small and easily digestible patches, as a
+side effect of doing some other real work in the vicinity (e.g.
+rewriting a paragraph for clarity, while turning en_UK spelling to
+en_US). Obvious typographical fixes are much more welcomed ("teh ->
+"the"), preferably submitted as independent patches separate from
+other documentation changes.
+
+Oh, another thing. We are picky about whitespaces. Make sure your
changes do not trigger errors with the sample pre-commit hook shipped
in templates/hooks--pre-commit. To help ensure this does not happen,
run git diff --check on your changes before you commit.
diff --git a/Documentation/blame-options.txt b/Documentation/blame-options.txt
index 4e55b15..0cebc4f 100644
--- a/Documentation/blame-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/blame-options.txt
@@ -11,12 +11,12 @@
-L <start>,<end>::
-L :<regex>::
- Annotate only the given line range. <start> and <end> are optional.
- ``-L <start>'' or ``-L <start>,'' spans from <start> to end of file.
- ``-L ,<end>'' spans from start of file to <end>.
+ Annotate only the given line range. May be specified multiple times.
+ Overlapping ranges are allowed.
++
+<start> and <end> are optional. ``-L <start>'' or ``-L <start>,'' spans from
+<start> to end of file. ``-L ,<end>'' spans from start of file to <end>.
+
-<start> and <end> can take one of these forms:
-
include::line-range-format.txt[]
-l::
diff --git a/Documentation/config.txt b/Documentation/config.txt
index ec57a15..9d101a9 100644
--- a/Documentation/config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/config.txt
@@ -766,6 +766,10 @@ branch.<name>.rebase::
"git pull" is run. See "pull.rebase" for doing this in a non
branch-specific manner.
+
+ When preserve, also pass `--preserve-merges` along to 'git rebase'
+ so that locally committed merge commits will not be flattened
+ by running 'git pull'.
++
*NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
for details).
@@ -1061,6 +1065,10 @@ fetch.unpackLimit::
especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
`transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
+fetch.prune::
+ If true, fetch will automatically behave as if the `--prune`
+ option was given on the command line. See also `remote.<name>.prune`.
+
format.attach::
Enable multipart/mixed attachments as the default for
'format-patch'. The value can also be a double quoted string
@@ -1445,7 +1453,11 @@ http.cookiefile::
of the file to read cookies from should be plain HTTP headers or
the Netscape/Mozilla cookie file format (see linkgit:curl[1]).
NOTE that the file specified with http.cookiefile is only used as
- input. No cookies will be stored in the file.
+ input unless http.saveCookies is set.
+
+http.savecookies::
+ If set, store cookies received during requests to the file specified by
+ http.cookiefile. Has no effect if http.cookiefile is unset.
http.sslVerify::
Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
@@ -1525,6 +1537,51 @@ http.useragent::
of common USER_AGENT strings (but not including those like git/1.7.1).
Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_USER_AGENT' environment variable.
+http.<url>.*::
+ Any of the http.* options above can be applied selectively to some urls.
+ For a config key to match a URL, each element of the config key is
+ compared to that of the URL, in the following order:
++
+--
+. Scheme (e.g., `https` in `https://example.com/`). This field
+ must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
+
+. Host/domain name (e.g., `example.com` in `https://example.com/`).
+ This field must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
+
+. Port number (e.g., `8080` in `http://example.com:8080/`).
+ This field must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
+ Omitted port numbers are automatically converted to the correct
+ default for the scheme before matching.
+
+. Path (e.g., `repo.git` in `https://example.com/repo.git`). The
+ path field of the config key must match the path field of the URL
+ either exactly or as a prefix of slash-delimited path elements. This means
+ a config key with path `foo/` matches URL path `foo/bar`. A prefix can only
+ match on a slash (`/`) boundary. Longer matches take precedence (so a config
+ key with path `foo/bar` is a better match to URL path `foo/bar` than a config
+ key with just path `foo/`).
+
+. User name (e.g., `user` in `https://user@example.com/repo.git`). If
+ the config key has a user name it must match the user name in the
+ URL exactly. If the config key does not have a user name, that
+ config key will match a URL with any user name (including none),
+ but at a lower precedence than a config key with a user name.
+--
++
+The list above is ordered by decreasing precedence; a URL that matches
+a config key's path is preferred to one that matches its user name. For example,
+if the URL is `https://user@example.com/foo/bar` a config key match of
+`https://example.com/foo` will be preferred over a config key match of
+`https://user@example.com`.
++
+All URLs are normalized before attempting any matching (the password part,
+if embedded in the URL, is always ignored for matching purposes) so that
+equivalent urls that are simply spelled differently will match properly.
+Environment variable settings always override any matches. The urls that are
+matched against are those given directly to Git commands. This means any URLs
+visited as a result of a redirection do not participate in matching.
+
i18n.commitEncoding::
Character encoding the commit messages are stored in; Git itself
does not care per se, but this information is necessary e.g. when
@@ -1826,6 +1883,10 @@ pull.rebase::
pull" is run. See "branch.<name>.rebase" for setting this on a
per-branch basis.
+
+ When preserve, also pass `--preserve-merges` along to 'git rebase'
+ so that locally committed merge commits will not be flattened
+ by running 'git pull'.
++
*NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
for details).
@@ -2024,6 +2085,12 @@ remote.<name>.vcs::
Setting this to a value <vcs> will cause Git to interact with
the remote with the git-remote-<vcs> helper.
+remote.<name>.prune::
+ When set to true, fetching from this remote by default will also
+ remove any remote-tracking branches which no longer exist on the
+ remote (as if the `--prune` option was give on the command line).
+ Overrides `fetch.prune` settings, if any.
+
remotes.<group>::
The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update
<group>". See linkgit:git-remote[1].
diff --git a/Documentation/git-blame.txt b/Documentation/git-blame.txt
index 6cea7f1..f2c85cc 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-blame.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-blame.txt
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
'git blame' [-c] [-b] [-l] [--root] [-t] [-f] [-n] [-s] [-e] [-p] [-w] [--incremental]
- [-L n,m | -L :fn] [-S <revs-file>] [-M] [-C] [-C] [-C] [--since=<date>]
+ [-L <range>] [-S <revs-file>] [-M] [-C] [-C] [-C] [--since=<date>]
[--abbrev=<n>] [<rev> | --contents <file> | --reverse <rev>] [--] <file>
DESCRIPTION
@@ -18,7 +18,8 @@ DESCRIPTION
Annotates each line in the given file with information from the revision which
last modified the line. Optionally, start annotating from the given revision.
-The command can also limit the range of lines annotated.
+When specified one or more times, `-L` restricts annotation to the requested
+lines.
The origin of lines is automatically followed across whole-file
renames (currently there is no option to turn the rename-following
@@ -130,7 +131,10 @@ SPECIFYING RANGES
Unlike 'git blame' and 'git annotate' in older versions of git, the extent
of the annotation can be limited to both line ranges and revision
-ranges. When you are interested in finding the origin for
+ranges. The `-L` option, which limits annotation to a range of lines, may be
+specified multiple times.
+
+When you are interested in finding the origin for
lines 40-60 for file `foo`, you can use the `-L` option like so
(they mean the same thing -- both ask for 21 lines starting at
line 40):
diff --git a/Documentation/git-cat-file.txt b/Documentation/git-cat-file.txt
index 10fbc6a..21cffe2 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-cat-file.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-cat-file.txt
@@ -86,10 +86,9 @@ BATCH OUTPUT
------------
If `--batch` or `--batch-check` is given, `cat-file` will read objects
-from stdin, one per line, and print information about them.
-
-Each line is considered as a whole object name, and is parsed as if
-given to linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
+from stdin, one per line, and print information about them. By default,
+the whole line is considered as an object, as if it were fed to
+linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
You can specify the information shown for each object by using a custom
`<format>`. The `<format>` is copied literally to stdout for each
@@ -110,6 +109,13 @@ newline. The available atoms are:
The size, in bytes, that the object takes up on disk. See the
note about on-disk sizes in the `CAVEATS` section below.
+`rest`::
+ If this atom is used in the output string, input lines are split
+ at the first whitespace boundary. All characters before that
+ whitespace are considered to be the object name; characters
+ after that first run of whitespace (i.e., the "rest" of the
+ line) are output in place of the `%(rest)` atom.
+
If no format is specified, the default format is `%(objectname)
%(objecttype) %(objectsize)`.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-check-attr.txt b/Documentation/git-check-attr.txt
index a7be80d..00e2aa2 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-check-attr.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-check-attr.txt
@@ -31,8 +31,9 @@ OPTIONS
Read file names from stdin instead of from the command-line.
-z::
- Only meaningful with `--stdin`; paths are separated with a
- NUL character instead of a linefeed character.
+ The output format is modified to be machine-parseable.
+ If `--stdin` is also given, input paths are separated
+ with a NUL character instead of a linefeed character.
\--::
Interpret all preceding arguments as attributes and all following
@@ -48,6 +49,10 @@ OUTPUT
The output is of the form:
<path> COLON SP <attribute> COLON SP <info> LF
+unless `-z` is in effect, in which case NUL is used as delimiter:
+<path> NUL <attribute> NUL <info> NUL
+
+
<path> is the path of a file being queried, <attribute> is an attribute
being queried and <info> can be either:
diff --git a/Documentation/git-check-ref-format.txt b/Documentation/git-check-ref-format.txt
index fc02959..a49be1b 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-check-ref-format.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-check-ref-format.txt
@@ -54,8 +54,6 @@ Git imposes the following rules on how references are named:
. They cannot contain a sequence `@{`.
-. They cannot be the single character `@`.
-
. They cannot contain a `\`.
These rules make it easy for shell script based tools to parse
diff --git a/Documentation/git-config.txt b/Documentation/git-config.txt
index 2dbe486..e9917b8 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-config.txt
@@ -15,6 +15,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git config' [<file-option>] [type] [-z|--null] --get name [value_regex]
'git config' [<file-option>] [type] [-z|--null] --get-all name [value_regex]
'git config' [<file-option>] [type] [-z|--null] --get-regexp name_regex [value_regex]
+'git config' [<file-option>] [type] [-z|--null] --get-urlmatch name URL
'git config' [<file-option>] --unset name [value_regex]
'git config' [<file-option>] --unset-all name [value_regex]
'git config' [<file-option>] --rename-section old_name new_name
@@ -95,6 +96,14 @@ OPTIONS
in which section and variable names are lowercased, but subsection
names are not.
+--get-urlmatch name URL::
+ When given a two-part name section.key, the value for
+ section.<url>.key whose <url> part matches the best to the
+ given URL is returned (if no such key exists, the value for
+ section.key is used as a fallback). When given just the
+ section as name, do so for all the keys in the section and
+ list them.
+
--global::
For writing options: write to global `~/.gitconfig` file
rather than the repository `.git/config`, write to
@@ -295,6 +304,13 @@ Given a .git/config like this:
gitproxy=proxy-command for kernel.org
gitproxy=default-proxy ; for all the rest
+ ; HTTP
+ [http]
+ sslVerify
+ [http "https://weak.example.com"]
+ sslVerify = false
+ cookieFile = /tmp/cookie.txt
+
you can set the filemode to true with
------------
@@ -380,6 +396,19 @@ RESET=$(git config --get-color "" "reset")
echo "${WS}your whitespace color or blue reverse${RESET}"
------------
+For URLs in `https://weak.example.com`, `http.sslVerify` is set to
+false, while it is set to `true` for all others:
+
+------------
+% git config --bool --get-urlmatch http.sslverify https://good.example.com
+true
+% git config --bool --get-urlmatch http.sslverify https://weak.example.com
+false
+% git config --get-urlmatch http https://weak.example.com
+http.cookiefile /tmp/cookie.txt
+http.sslverify false
+------------
+
include::config.txt[]
GIT
diff --git a/Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt b/Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt
index 1e71754..444b805 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt
@@ -90,6 +90,10 @@ be in a separate packet, and the list must end with a flush packet.
--no-progress::
Do not show the progress.
+--check-self-contained-and-connected::
+ Output "connectivity-ok" if the received pack is
+ self-contained and connected.
+
-v::
Run verbosely.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt b/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
index e394276..9e0ef0e 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
@@ -242,6 +242,7 @@ configuration options in linkgit:git-notes[1] to use this workflow).
Note that the leading character does not have to be a dot; for example,
you can use `--suffix=-patch` to get `0001-description-of-my-change-patch`.
+-q::
--quiet::
Do not print the names of the generated files to standard output.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-gc.txt b/Documentation/git-gc.txt
index 2402ed6..e158a3b 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-gc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-gc.txt
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ git-gc - Cleanup unnecessary files and optimize the local repository
SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
-'git gc' [--aggressive] [--auto] [--quiet] [--prune=<date> | --no-prune]
+'git gc' [--aggressive] [--auto] [--quiet] [--prune=<date> | --no-prune] [--force]
DESCRIPTION
-----------
@@ -72,6 +72,10 @@ automatic consolidation of packs.
--quiet::
Suppress all progress reports.
+--force::
+ Force `git gc` to run even if there may be another `git gc`
+ instance running on this repository.
+
Configuration
-------------
diff --git a/Documentation/git-log.txt b/Documentation/git-log.txt
index ac2694d..34097ef 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-log.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-log.txt
@@ -62,7 +62,8 @@ produced by --stat etc.
Note that only message is considered, if also a diff is shown
its size is not included.
--L <start>,<end>:<file>, -L :<regex>:<file>::
+-L <start>,<end>:<file>::
+-L :<regex>:<file>::
Trace the evolution of the line range given by "<start>,<end>"
(or the funcname regex <regex>) within the <file>. You may
@@ -71,8 +72,6 @@ produced by --stat etc.
give zero or one positive revision arguments.
You can specify this option more than once.
+
-<start> and <end> can take one of these forms:
-
include::line-range-format.txt[]
<revision range>::
diff --git a/Documentation/git-merge-file.txt b/Documentation/git-merge-file.txt
index d7db2a3..d2fc12e 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-merge-file.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-merge-file.txt
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
[verse]
'git merge-file' [-L <current-name> [-L <base-name> [-L <other-name>]]]
[--ours|--theirs|--union] [-p|--stdout] [-q|--quiet] [--marker-size=<n>]
- <current-file> <base-file> <other-file>
+ [--[no-]diff3] <current-file> <base-file> <other-file>
DESCRIPTION
@@ -66,6 +66,9 @@ OPTIONS
-q::
Quiet; do not warn about conflicts.
+--diff3::
+ Show conflicts in "diff3" style.
+
--ours::
--theirs::
--union::
diff --git a/Documentation/git-merge.txt b/Documentation/git-merge.txt
index 8c7f2f6..a74c371 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-merge.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-merge.txt
@@ -186,11 +186,11 @@ In such a case, you can "unwrap" the tag yourself before feeding it
to `git merge`, or pass `--ff-only` when you do not have any work on
your own. e.g.
----
+----
git fetch origin
git merge v1.2.3^0
git merge --ff-only v1.2.3
----
+----
HOW CONFLICTS ARE PRESENTED
diff --git a/Documentation/git-mv.txt b/Documentation/git-mv.txt
index e93fcb4..b1f7988 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-mv.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-mv.txt
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
-----------
-This script is used to move or rename a file, directory or symlink.
+Move or rename a file, directory or symlink.
git mv [-v] [-f] [-n] [-k] <source> <destination>
git mv [-v] [-f] [-n] [-k] <source> ... <destination directory>
@@ -44,6 +44,14 @@ OPTIONS
--verbose::
Report the names of files as they are moved.
+SUBMODULES
+----------
+Moving a submodule using a gitfile (which means they were cloned
+with a Git version 1.7.8 or newer) will update the gitfile and
+core.worktree setting to make the submodule work in the new location.
+It also will attempt to update the submodule.<name>.path setting in
+the linkgit:gitmodules[5] file and stage that file (unless -n is used).
+
GIT
---
Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite
diff --git a/Documentation/git-pull.txt b/Documentation/git-pull.txt
index 6ef8d59..beea10b 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-pull.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-pull.txt
@@ -102,12 +102,18 @@ include::merge-options.txt[]
:git-pull: 1
-r::
---rebase::
- Rebase the current branch on top of the upstream branch after
- fetching. If there is a remote-tracking branch corresponding to
- the upstream branch and the upstream branch was rebased since last
- fetched, the rebase uses that information to avoid rebasing
- non-local changes.
+--rebase[=false|true|preserve]::
+ When true, rebase the current branch on top of the upstream
+ branch after fetching. If there is a remote-tracking branch
+ corresponding to the upstream branch and the upstream branch
+ was rebased since last fetched, the rebase uses that information
+ to avoid rebasing non-local changes.
++
+When preserve, also rebase the current branch on top of the upstream
+branch, but pass `--preserve-merges` along to `git rebase` so that
+locally created merge commits will not be flattened.
++
+When false, merge the current branch into the upstream branch.
+
See `pull.rebase`, `branch.<name>.rebase` and `branch.autosetuprebase` in
linkgit:git-config[1] if you want to make `git pull` always use
diff --git a/Documentation/git-push.txt b/Documentation/git-push.txt
index f7dfe48..e2992f1 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-push.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-push.txt
@@ -11,6 +11,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
[verse]
'git push' [--all | --mirror | --tags] [--follow-tags] [-n | --dry-run] [--receive-pack=<git-receive-pack>]
[--repo=<repository>] [-f | --force] [--prune] [-v | --verbose] [-u | --set-upstream]
+ [--force-with-lease[=<refname>[:<expect>]]]
[--no-verify] [<repository> [<refspec>...]]
DESCRIPTION
@@ -130,21 +131,75 @@ already exists on the remote side.
repository over ssh, and you do not have the program in
a directory on the default $PATH.
+--[no-]force-with-lease::
+--force-with-lease=<refname>::
+--force-with-lease=<refname>:<expect>::
+ Usually, "git push" refuses to update a remote ref that is
+ not an ancestor of the local ref used to overwrite it.
++
+This option bypasses the check, but instead requires that the
+current value of the ref to be the expected value. "git push"
+fails otherwise.
++
+Imagine that you have to rebase what you have already published.
+You will have to bypass the "must fast-forward" rule in order to
+replace the history you originally published with the rebased history.
+If somebody else built on top of your original history while you are
+rebasing, the tip of the branch at the remote may advance with her
+commit, and blindly pushing with `--force` will lose her work.
++
+This option allows you to say that you expect the history you are
+updating is what you rebased and want to replace. If the remote ref
+still points at the commit you specified, you can be sure that no
+other people did anything to the ref (it is like taking a "lease" on
+the ref without explicitly locking it, and you update the ref while
+making sure that your earlier "lease" is still valid).
++
+`--force-with-lease` alone, without specifying the details, will protect
+all remote refs that are going to be updated by requiring their
+current value to be the same as the remote-tracking branch we have
+for them, unless specified with a `--force-with-lease=<refname>:<expect>`
+option that explicitly states what the expected value is.
++
+`--force-with-lease=<refname>`, without specifying the expected value, will
+protect the named ref (alone), if it is going to be updated, by
+requiring its current value to be the same as the remote-tracking
+branch we have for it.
++
+`--force-with-lease=<refname>:<expect>` will protect the named ref (alone),
+if it is going to be updated, by requiring its current value to be
+the same as the specified value <expect> (which is allowed to be
+different from the remote-tracking branch we have for the refname,
+or we do not even have to have such a remote-tracking branch when
+this form is used).
++
+Note that all forms other than `--force-with-lease=<refname>:<expect>`
+that specifies the expected current value of the ref explicitly are
+still experimental and their semantics may change as we gain experience
+with this feature.
++
+"--no-force-with-lease" will cancel all the previous --force-with-lease on the
+command line.
+
-f::
--force::
Usually, the command refuses to update a remote ref that is
not an ancestor of the local ref used to overwrite it.
- This flag disables the check. This can cause the
- remote repository to lose commits; use it with care.
- Note that `--force` applies to all the refs that are pushed,
- hence using it with `push.default` set to `matching` or with
- multiple push destinations configured with `remote.*.push`
- may overwrite refs other than the current branch (including
- local refs that are strictly behind their remote counterpart).
- To force a push to only one branch, use a `+` in front of the
- refspec to push (e.g `git push origin +master` to force a push
- to the `master` branch). See the `<refspec>...` section above
- for details.
+ Also, when `--force-with-lease` option is used, the command refuses
+ to update a remote ref whose current value does not match
+ what is expected.
++
+This flag disables these checks, and can cause the remote repository
+to lose commits; use it with care.
++
+Note that `--force` applies to all the refs that are pushed, hence
+using it with `push.default` set to `matching` or with multiple push
+destinations configured with `remote.*.push` may overwrite refs
+other than the current branch (including local refs that are
+strictly behind their remote counterpart). To force a push to only
+one branch, use a `+` in front of the refspec to push (e.g `git push
+origin +master` to force a push to the `master` branch). See the
+`<refspec>...` section above for details.
--repo=<repository>::
This option is only relevant if no <repository> argument is
diff --git a/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt b/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
index 2b126c0..d068a65 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
@@ -24,9 +24,23 @@ distinguish between them.
OPTIONS
-------
+
+Operation Modes
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+Each of these options must appear first on the command line.
+
--parseopt::
Use 'git rev-parse' in option parsing mode (see PARSEOPT section below).
+--sq-quote::
+ Use 'git rev-parse' in shell quoting mode (see SQ-QUOTE
+ section below). In contrast to the `--sq` option below, this
+ mode does only quoting. Nothing else is done to command input.
+
+Options for --parseopt
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
--keep-dashdash::
Only meaningful in `--parseopt` mode. Tells the option parser to echo
out the first `--` met instead of skipping it.
@@ -36,10 +50,8 @@ OPTIONS
the first non-option argument. This can be used to parse sub-commands
that take options themselves.
---sq-quote::
- Use 'git rev-parse' in shell quoting mode (see SQ-QUOTE
- section below). In contrast to the `--sq` option below, this
- mode does only quoting. Nothing else is done to command input.
+Options for Filtering
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
--revs-only::
Do not output flags and parameters not meant for
@@ -55,6 +67,9 @@ OPTIONS
--no-flags::
Do not output flag parameters.
+Options for Output
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
--default <arg>::
If there is no parameter given by the user, use `<arg>`
instead.
@@ -110,6 +125,17 @@ can be used.
strip '{caret}' prefix from the object names that already have
one.
+--abbrev-ref[=(strict|loose)]::
+ A non-ambiguous short name of the objects name.
+ The option core.warnAmbiguousRefs is used to select the strict
+ abbreviation mode.
+
+--short::
+--short=number::
+ Instead of outputting the full SHA-1 values of object names try to
+ abbreviate them to a shorter unique name. When no length is specified
+ 7 is used. The minimum length is 4.
+
--symbolic::
Usually the object names are output in SHA-1 form (with
possible '{caret}' prefix); this option makes them output in a
@@ -123,16 +149,8 @@ can be used.
unfortunately named tag "master"), and show them as full
refnames (e.g. "refs/heads/master").
---abbrev-ref[=(strict|loose)]::
- A non-ambiguous short name of the objects name.
- The option core.warnAmbiguousRefs is used to select the strict
- abbreviation mode.
-
---disambiguate=<prefix>::
- Show every object whose name begins with the given prefix.
- The <prefix> must be at least 4 hexadecimal digits long to
- avoid listing each and every object in the repository by
- mistake.
+Options for Objects
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
--all::
Show all refs found in `refs/`.
@@ -155,18 +173,20 @@ shown. If the pattern does not contain a globbing character (`?`,
character (`?`, `*`, or `[`), it is turned into a prefix
match by appending `/*`.
---show-toplevel::
- Show the absolute path of the top-level directory.
+--disambiguate=<prefix>::
+ Show every object whose name begins with the given prefix.
+ The <prefix> must be at least 4 hexadecimal digits long to
+ avoid listing each and every object in the repository by
+ mistake.
---show-prefix::
- When the command is invoked from a subdirectory, show the
- path of the current directory relative to the top-level
- directory.
+Options for Files
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
---show-cdup::
- When the command is invoked from a subdirectory, show the
- path of the top-level directory relative to the current
- directory (typically a sequence of "../", or an empty string).
+--local-env-vars::
+ List the GIT_* environment variables that are local to the
+ repository (e.g. GIT_DIR or GIT_WORK_TREE, but not GIT_EDITOR).
+ Only the names of the variables are listed, not their value,
+ even if they are set.
--git-dir::
Show `$GIT_DIR` if defined. Otherwise show the path to
@@ -188,17 +208,27 @@ print a message to stderr and exit with nonzero status.
--is-bare-repository::
When the repository is bare print "true", otherwise "false".
---local-env-vars::
- List the GIT_* environment variables that are local to the
- repository (e.g. GIT_DIR or GIT_WORK_TREE, but not GIT_EDITOR).
- Only the names of the variables are listed, not their value,
- even if they are set.
+--resolve-git-dir <path>::
+ Check if <path> is a valid repository or a gitfile that
+ points at a valid repository, and print the location of the
+ repository. If <path> is a gitfile then the resolved path
+ to the real repository is printed.
---short::
---short=number::
- Instead of outputting the full SHA-1 values of object names try to
- abbreviate them to a shorter unique name. When no length is specified
- 7 is used. The minimum length is 4.
+--show-cdup::
+ When the command is invoked from a subdirectory, show the
+ path of the top-level directory relative to the current
+ directory (typically a sequence of "../", or an empty string).
+
+--show-prefix::
+ When the command is invoked from a subdirectory, show the
+ path of the current directory relative to the top-level
+ directory.
+
+--show-toplevel::
+ Show the absolute path of the top-level directory.
+
+Other Options
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~
--since=datestring::
--after=datestring::
@@ -213,12 +243,6 @@ print a message to stderr and exit with nonzero status.
<args>...::
Flags and parameters to be parsed.
---resolve-git-dir <path>::
- Check if <path> is a valid repository or a gitfile that
- points at a valid repository, and print the location of the
- repository. If <path> is a gitfile then the resolved path
- to the real repository is printed.
-
include::revisions.txt[]
diff --git a/Documentation/git-rm.txt b/Documentation/git-rm.txt
index 1d876c2..9d731b4 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rm.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rm.txt
@@ -134,14 +134,16 @@ use the following command:
git diff --name-only --diff-filter=D -z | xargs -0 git rm --cached
----------------
-Submodules
-~~~~~~~~~~
+SUBMODULES
+----------
Only submodules using a gitfile (which means they were cloned
with a Git version 1.7.8 or newer) will be removed from the work
tree, as their repository lives inside the .git directory of the
superproject. If a submodule (or one of those nested inside it)
still uses a .git directory, `git rm` will fail - no matter if forced
-or not - to protect the submodule's history.
+or not - to protect the submodule's history. If it exists the
+submodule.<name> section in the linkgit:gitmodules[5] file will also
+be removed and that file will be staged (unless --cached or -n are used).
A submodule is considered up-to-date when the HEAD is the same as
recorded in the index, no tracked files are modified and no untracked
diff --git a/Documentation/git-stash.txt b/Documentation/git-stash.txt
index 7c8b648..db7e803 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-stash.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-stash.txt
@@ -14,8 +14,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git stash' ( pop | apply ) [--index] [-q|--quiet] [<stash>]
'git stash' branch <branchname> [<stash>]
'git stash' [save [-p|--patch] [-k|--[no-]keep-index] [-q|--quiet]
- [-u|--include-untracked] [-a|--all] [-f|--force]
- [<message>]]
+ [-u|--include-untracked] [-a|--all] [<message>]]
'git stash' clear
'git stash' create [<message>]
'git stash' store [-m|--message <message>] [-q|--quiet] <commit>
@@ -45,7 +44,7 @@ is also possible).
OPTIONS
-------
-save [-p|--patch] [--[no-]keep-index] [-u|--include-untracked] [-a|--all] [-q|--quiet] [-f|--force] [<message>]::
+save [-p|--patch] [--[no-]keep-index] [-u|--include-untracked] [-a|--all] [-q|--quiet] [<message>]::
Save your local modifications to a new 'stash', and run `git reset
--hard` to revert them. The <message> part is optional and gives
@@ -72,13 +71,6 @@ linkgit:git-add[1] to learn how to operate the `--patch` mode.
+
The `--patch` option implies `--keep-index`. You can use
`--no-keep-index` to override this.
-+
-In some cases, saving a stash could mean irretrievably removing some
-data - if a directory with untracked files replaces a tracked file of
-the same name, the new untracked files are not saved (except in case
-of `--include-untracked`) but the original tracked file shall be restored.
-By default, `stash save` will abort in such a case; `--force` will allow
-it to remove the untracked files.
list [<options>]::
diff --git a/Documentation/git-whatchanged.txt b/Documentation/git-whatchanged.txt
index c600b61..8b63ceb 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-whatchanged.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-whatchanged.txt
@@ -13,43 +13,17 @@ SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
-----------
-Shows commit logs and diff output each commit introduces. The
-command internally invokes 'git rev-list' piped to
-'git diff-tree', and takes command line options for both of
-these commands.
-This manual page describes only the most frequently used options.
+Shows commit logs and diff output each commit introduces.
+New users are encouraged to use linkgit:git-log[1] instead. The
+`whatchanged` command is essentially the same as linkgit:git-log[1]
+but defaults to show the raw format diff output and to skip merges.
-OPTIONS
--------
--p::
- Show textual diffs, instead of the Git internal diff
- output format that is useful only to tell the changed
- paths and their nature of changes.
+The command is kept primarily for historical reasons; fingers of
+many people who learned Git long before `git log` was invented by
+reading Linux kernel mailing list are trained to type it.
--<n>::
- Limit output to <n> commits.
-
-<since>..<until>::
- Limit output to between the two named commits (bottom
- exclusive, top inclusive).
-
--r::
- Show Git internal diff output, but for the whole tree,
- not just the top level.
-
--m::
- By default, differences for merge commits are not shown.
- With this flag, show differences to that commit from all
- of its parents.
-+
-However, it is not very useful in general, although it
-*is* useful on a file-by-file basis.
-
-include::pretty-options.txt[]
-
-include::pretty-formats.txt[]
Examples
--------
diff --git a/Documentation/git.txt b/Documentation/git.txt
index 3bdd56e..c4f0ed5 100644
--- a/Documentation/git.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git.txt
@@ -43,6 +43,11 @@ unreleased) version of Git, that is available from 'master'
branch of the `git.git` repository.
Documentation for older releases are available here:
+* link:v1.8.4/git.html[documentation for release 1.8.4]
+
+* release notes for
+ link:RelNotes/1.8.4.txt[1.8.4].
+
* link:v1.8.3.4/git.html[documentation for release 1.8.3.4]
* release notes for
@@ -452,10 +457,25 @@ help ...`.
linkgit:git-replace[1] for more information.
--literal-pathspecs::
- Treat pathspecs literally, rather than as glob patterns. This is
- equivalent to setting the `GIT_LITERAL_PATHSPECS` environment
+ Treat pathspecs literally (i.e. no globbing, no pathspec magic).
+ This is equivalent to setting the `GIT_LITERAL_PATHSPECS` environment
variable to `1`.
+--glob-pathspecs:
+ Add "glob" magic to all pathspec. This is equivalent to setting
+ the `GIT_GLOB_PATHSPECS` environment variable to `1`. Disabling
+ globbing on individual pathspecs can be done using pathspec
+ magic ":(literal)"
+
+--noglob-pathspecs:
+ Add "literal" magic to all pathspec. This is equivalent to setting
+ the `GIT_NOGLOB_PATHSPECS` environment variable to `1`. Enabling
+ globbing on individual pathspecs can be done using pathspec
+ magic ":(glob)"
+
+--icase-pathspecs:
+ Add "icase" magic to all pathspec. This is equivalent to setting
+ the `GIT_ICASE_PATHSPECS` environment variable to `1`.
GIT COMMANDS
------------
@@ -818,7 +838,7 @@ for further details.
'GIT_FLUSH'::
If this environment variable is set to "1", then commands such
as 'git blame' (in incremental mode), 'git rev-list', 'git log',
- 'git check-attr', 'git check-ignore', and 'git whatchanged' will
+ 'git check-attr' and 'git check-ignore' will
force a flush of the output stream after each record have been
flushed. If this
variable is set to "0", the output of these commands will be done
@@ -862,6 +882,18 @@ GIT_LITERAL_PATHSPECS::
literal paths to Git (e.g., paths previously given to you by
`git ls-tree`, `--raw` diff output, etc).
+GIT_GLOB_PATHSPECS::
+ Setting this variable to `1` will cause Git to treat all
+ pathspecs as glob patterns (aka "glob" magic).
+
+GIT_NOGLOB_PATHSPECS::
+ Setting this variable to `1` will cause Git to treat all
+ pathspecs as literal (aka "literal" magic).
+
+GIT_ICASE_PATHSPECS::
+ Setting this variable to `1` will cause Git to treat all
+ pathspecs as case-insensitive.
+
Discussion[[Discussion]]
------------------------
diff --git a/Documentation/gitcore-tutorial.txt b/Documentation/gitcore-tutorial.txt
index f538a87..058a352 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitcore-tutorial.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitcore-tutorial.txt
@@ -534,42 +534,9 @@ all, but just show the actual commit message.
In fact, together with the 'git rev-list' program (which generates a
list of revisions), 'git diff-tree' ends up being a veritable fount of
-changes. A trivial (but very useful) script called 'git whatchanged' is
-included with Git which does exactly this, and shows a log of recent
-activities.
-
-To see the whole history of our pitiful little git-tutorial project, you
-can do
-
-----------------
-$ git log
-----------------
-
-which shows just the log messages, or if we want to see the log together
-with the associated patches use the more complex (and much more
-powerful)
-
-----------------
-$ git whatchanged -p
-----------------
-
-and you will see exactly what has changed in the repository over its
-short history.
-
-[NOTE]
-When using the above two commands, the initial commit will be shown.
-If this is a problem because it is huge, you can hide it by setting
-the log.showroot configuration variable to false. Having this, you
-can still show it for each command just adding the `--root` option,
-which is a flag for 'git diff-tree' accepted by both commands.
-
-With that, you should now be having some inkling of what Git does, and
-can explore on your own.
-
-[NOTE]
-Most likely, you are not directly using the core
-Git Plumbing commands, but using Porcelain such as 'git add', `git-rm'
-and `git-commit'.
+changes. You can emulate `git log`, `git log -p`, etc. with a trivial
+script that pipes the output of `git rev-list` to `git diff-tree --stdin`,
+which was exactly how early versions of `git log` were implemented.
Tagging a version
diff --git a/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt b/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt
index ee9e134..be7e224 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt
@@ -148,6 +148,10 @@ Supported commands: 'list', 'fetch'.
+
Supported commands: 'list', 'import'.
+'check-connectivity'::
+ Can guarantee that when a clone is requested, the received
+ pack is self contained and is connected.
+
If a helper advertises 'connect', Git will use it if possible and
fall back to another capability if the helper requests so when
connecting (see the 'connect' command under COMMANDS).
@@ -275,6 +279,9 @@ Optionally may output a 'lock <file>' line indicating a file under
GIT_DIR/objects/pack which is keeping a pack until refs can be
suitably updated.
+
+If option 'check-connectivity' is requested, the helper must output
+'connectivity-ok' if the clone is self-contained and connected.
++
Supported if the helper has the "fetch" capability.
'push' +<src>:<dst>::
@@ -421,6 +428,9 @@ set by Git if the remote helper has the 'option' capability.
must not rely on this option being set before
connect request occurs.
+'option check-connectivity' \{'true'|'false'\}::
+ Request the helper to check connectivity of a clone.
+
SEE ALSO
--------
linkgit:git-remote[1]
diff --git a/Documentation/glossary-content.txt b/Documentation/glossary-content.txt
index dba5062..13a64d3 100644
--- a/Documentation/glossary-content.txt
+++ b/Documentation/glossary-content.txt
@@ -322,10 +322,54 @@ and a close parentheses `)`, and the remainder is the pattern to match
against the path.
+
The "magic signature" consists of an ASCII symbol that is not
-alphanumeric. Currently only the slash `/` is recognized as a
-"magic signature": it makes the pattern match from the root of
-the working tree, even when you are running the command from
-inside a subdirectory.
+alphanumeric.
++
+--
+top `/`;;
+ The magic word `top` (mnemonic: `/`) makes the pattern match
+ from the root of the working tree, even when you are running
+ the command from inside a subdirectory.
+
+literal;;
+ Wildcards in the pattern such as `*` or `?` are treated
+ as literal characters.
+
+icase;;
+ Case insensitive match.
+
+glob;;
+ Git treats the pattern as a shell glob suitable for
+ consumption by fnmatch(3) with the FNM_PATHNAME flag:
+ wildcards in the pattern will not match a / in the pathname.
+ For example, "Documentation/{asterisk}.html" matches
+ "Documentation/git.html" but not "Documentation/ppc/ppc.html"
+ or "tools/perf/Documentation/perf.html".
++
+Two consecutive asterisks ("`**`") in patterns matched against
+full pathname may have special meaning:
+
+ - A leading "`**`" followed by a slash means match in all
+ directories. For example, "`**/foo`" matches file or directory
+ "`foo`" anywhere, the same as pattern "`foo`". "**/foo/bar"
+ matches file or directory "`bar`" anywhere that is directly
+ under directory "`foo`".
+
+ - A trailing "/**" matches everything inside. For example,
+ "abc/**" matches all files inside directory "abc", relative
+ to the location of the `.gitignore` file, with infinite depth.
+
+ - A slash followed by two consecutive asterisks then a slash
+ matches zero or more directories. For example, "`a/**/b`"
+ matches "`a/b`", "`a/x/b`", "`a/x/y/b`" and so on.
+
+ - Other consecutive asterisks are considered invalid.
++
+Glob magic is incompatible with literal magic.
+--
++
+Currently only the slash `/` is recognized as the "magic signature",
+but it is envisioned that we will support more types of magic in later
+versions of Git.
+
A pathspec with only a colon means "there is no pathspec". This form
should not be combined with other pathspec.
diff --git a/Documentation/line-range-format.txt b/Documentation/line-range-format.txt
index 3e7ce72..d7f2603 100644
--- a/Documentation/line-range-format.txt
+++ b/Documentation/line-range-format.txt
@@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
+<start> and <end> can take one of these forms:
+
- number
+
If <start> or <end> is a number, it specifies an
@@ -7,7 +9,10 @@ absolute line number (lines count from 1).
- /regex/
+
This form will use the first line matching the given
-POSIX regex. If <end> is a regex, it will search
+POSIX regex. If <start> is a regex, it will search from the end of
+the previous `-L` range, if any, otherwise from the start of file.
+If <start> is ``^/regex/'', it will search from the start of file.
+If <end> is a regex, it will search
starting at the line given by <start>.
+
@@ -15,11 +20,10 @@ starting at the line given by <start>.
+
This is only valid for <end> and will specify a number
of lines before or after the line given by <start>.
-+
-- :regex
+
-If the option's argument is of the form :regex, it denotes the range
+If ``:<regex>'' is given in place of <start> and <end>, it denotes the range
from the first funcname line that matches <regex>, up to the next
-funcname line.
-+
+funcname line. ``:<regex>'' searches from the end of the previous `-L` range,
+if any, otherwise from the start of file.
+``^:<regex>'' searches from the start of file.
diff --git a/Documentation/revisions.txt b/Documentation/revisions.txt
index 09896a3..d477b3f 100644
--- a/Documentation/revisions.txt
+++ b/Documentation/revisions.txt
@@ -58,9 +58,6 @@ the '$GIT_DIR/refs' directory or from the '$GIT_DIR/packed-refs' file.
While the ref name encoding is unspecified, UTF-8 is preferred as
some output processing may assume ref names in UTF-8.
-'@'::
- '@' alone is a shortcut for 'HEAD'.
-
'<refname>@\{<date>\}', e.g. 'master@\{yesterday\}', 'HEAD@\{5 minutes ago\}'::
A ref followed by the suffix '@' with a date specification
enclosed in a brace
diff --git a/Documentation/technical/api-setup.txt b/Documentation/technical/api-setup.txt
index 4f63a04..540e455 100644
--- a/Documentation/technical/api-setup.txt
+++ b/Documentation/technical/api-setup.txt
@@ -8,6 +8,42 @@ Talk about
* is_inside_git_dir()
* is_inside_work_tree()
* setup_work_tree()
-* get_pathspec()
(Dscho)
+
+Pathspec
+--------
+
+See glossary-context.txt for the syntax of pathspec. In memory, a
+pathspec set is represented by "struct pathspec" and is prepared by
+parse_pathspec(). This function takes several arguments:
+
+- magic_mask specifies what features that are NOT supported by the
+ following code. If a user attempts to use such a feature,
+ parse_pathspec() can reject it early.
+
+- flags specifies other things that the caller wants parse_pathspec to
+ perform.
+
+- prefix and args come from cmd_* functions
+
+get_pathspec() is obsolete and should never be used in new code.
+
+parse_pathspec() helps catch unsupported features and reject them
+politely. At a lower level, different pathspec-related functions may
+not support the same set of features. Such pathspec-sensitive
+functions are guarded with GUARD_PATHSPEC(), which will die in an
+unfriendly way when an unsupported feature is requested.
+
+The command designers are supposed to make sure that GUARD_PATHSPEC()
+never dies. They have to make sure all unsupported features are caught
+by parse_pathspec(), not by GUARD_PATHSPEC. grepping GUARD_PATHSPEC()
+should give the designers all pathspec-sensitive codepaths and what
+features they support.
+
+A similar process is applied when a new pathspec magic is added. The
+designer lifts the GUARD_PATHSPEC restriction in the functions that
+support the new magic. At the same time (s)he has to make sure this
+new feature will be caught at parse_pathspec() in commands that cannot
+handle the new magic in some cases. grepping parse_pathspec() should
+help.
diff --git a/Documentation/technical/http-protocol.txt b/Documentation/technical/http-protocol.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..a1173ee
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/technical/http-protocol.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,503 @@
+HTTP transfer protocols
+=======================
+
+Git supports two HTTP based transfer protocols. A "dumb" protocol
+which requires only a standard HTTP server on the server end of the
+connection, and a "smart" protocol which requires a Git aware CGI
+(or server module). This document describes both protocols.
+
+As a design feature smart clients can automatically upgrade "dumb"
+protocol URLs to smart URLs. This permits all users to have the
+same published URL, and the peers automatically select the most
+efficient transport available to them.
+
+
+URL Format
+----------
+
+URLs for Git repositories accessed by HTTP use the standard HTTP
+URL syntax documented by RFC 1738, so they are of the form:
+
+ http://<host>:<port>/<path>?<searchpart>
+
+Within this documentation the placeholder $GIT_URL will stand for
+the http:// repository URL entered by the end-user.
+
+Servers SHOULD handle all requests to locations matching $GIT_URL, as
+both the "smart" and "dumb" HTTP protocols used by Git operate
+by appending additional path components onto the end of the user
+supplied $GIT_URL string.
+
+An example of a dumb client requesting for a loose object:
+
+ $GIT_URL: http://example.com:8080/git/repo.git
+ URL request: http://example.com:8080/git/repo.git/objects/d0/49f6c27a2244e12041955e262a404c7faba355
+
+An example of a smart request to a catch-all gateway:
+
+ $GIT_URL: http://example.com/daemon.cgi?svc=git&q=
+ URL request: http://example.com/daemon.cgi?svc=git&q=/info/refs&service=git-receive-pack
+
+An example of a request to a submodule:
+
+ $GIT_URL: http://example.com/git/repo.git/path/submodule.git
+ URL request: http://example.com/git/repo.git/path/submodule.git/info/refs
+
+Clients MUST strip a trailing '/', if present, from the user supplied
+$GIT_URL string to prevent empty path tokens ('//') from appearing
+in any URL sent to a server. Compatible clients MUST expand
+'$GIT_URL/info/refs' as 'foo/info/refs' and not 'foo//info/refs'.
+
+
+Authentication
+--------------
+
+Standard HTTP authentication is used if authentication is required
+to access a repository, and MAY be configured and enforced by the
+HTTP server software.
+
+Because Git repositories are accessed by standard path components
+server administrators MAY use directory based permissions within
+their HTTP server to control repository access.
+
+Clients SHOULD support Basic authentication as described by RFC 2616.
+Servers SHOULD support Basic authentication by relying upon the
+HTTP server placed in front of the Git server software.
+
+Servers SHOULD NOT require HTTP cookies for the purposes of
+authentication or access control.
+
+Clients and servers MAY support other common forms of HTTP based
+authentication, such as Digest authentication.
+
+
+SSL
+---
+
+Clients and servers SHOULD support SSL, particularly to protect
+passwords when relying on Basic HTTP authentication.
+
+
+Session State
+-------------
+
+The Git over HTTP protocol (much like HTTP itself) is stateless
+from the perspective of the HTTP server side. All state MUST be
+retained and managed by the client process. This permits simple
+round-robin load-balancing on the server side, without needing to
+worry about state management.
+
+Clients MUST NOT require state management on the server side in
+order to function correctly.
+
+Servers MUST NOT require HTTP cookies in order to function correctly.
+Clients MAY store and forward HTTP cookies during request processing
+as described by RFC 2616 (HTTP/1.1). Servers SHOULD ignore any
+cookies sent by a client.
+
+
+General Request Processing
+--------------------------
+
+Except where noted, all standard HTTP behavior SHOULD be assumed
+by both client and server. This includes (but is not necessarily
+limited to):
+
+If there is no repository at $GIT_URL, or the resource pointed to by a
+location matching $GIT_URL does not exist, the server MUST NOT respond
+with '200 OK' response. A server SHOULD respond with
+'404 Not Found', '410 Gone', or any other suitable HTTP status code
+which does not imply the resource exists as requested.
+
+If there is a repository at $GIT_URL, but access is not currently
+permitted, the server MUST respond with the '403 Forbidden' HTTP
+status code.
+
+Servers SHOULD support both HTTP 1.0 and HTTP 1.1.
+Servers SHOULD support chunked encoding for both request and response
+bodies.
+
+Clients SHOULD support both HTTP 1.0 and HTTP 1.1.
+Clients SHOULD support chunked encoding for both request and response
+bodies.
+
+Servers MAY return ETag and/or Last-Modified headers.
+
+Clients MAY revalidate cached entities by including If-Modified-Since
+and/or If-None-Match request headers.
+
+Servers MAY return '304 Not Modified' if the relevant headers appear
+in the request and the entity has not changed. Clients MUST treat
+'304 Not Modified' identical to '200 OK' by reusing the cached entity.
+
+Clients MAY reuse a cached entity without revalidation if the
+Cache-Control and/or Expires header permits caching. Clients and
+servers MUST follow RFC 2616 for cache controls.
+
+
+Discovering References
+----------------------
+
+All HTTP clients MUST begin either a fetch or a push exchange by
+discovering the references available on the remote repository.
+
+Dumb Clients
+~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+HTTP clients that only support the "dumb" protocol MUST discover
+references by making a request for the special info/refs file of
+the repository.
+
+Dumb HTTP clients MUST make a GET request to $GIT_URL/info/refs,
+without any search/query parameters.
+
+ C: GET $GIT_URL/info/refs HTTP/1.0
+
+ S: 200 OK
+ S:
+ S: 95dcfa3633004da0049d3d0fa03f80589cbcaf31 refs/heads/maint
+ S: d049f6c27a2244e12041955e262a404c7faba355 refs/heads/master
+ S: 2cb58b79488a98d2721cea644875a8dd0026b115 refs/tags/v1.0
+ S: a3c2e2402b99163d1d59756e5f207ae21cccba4c refs/tags/v1.0^{}
+
+The Content-Type of the returned info/refs entity SHOULD be
+"text/plain; charset=utf-8", but MAY be any content type.
+Clients MUST NOT attempt to validate the returned Content-Type.
+Dumb servers MUST NOT return a return type starting with
+"application/x-git-".
+
+Cache-Control headers MAY be returned to disable caching of the
+returned entity.
+
+When examining the response clients SHOULD only examine the HTTP
+status code. Valid responses are '200 OK', or '304 Not Modified'.
+
+The returned content is a UNIX formatted text file describing
+each ref and its known value. The file SHOULD be sorted by name
+according to the C locale ordering. The file SHOULD NOT include
+the default ref named 'HEAD'.
+
+ info_refs = *( ref_record )
+ ref_record = any_ref / peeled_ref
+
+ any_ref = obj-id HTAB refname LF
+ peeled_ref = obj-id HTAB refname LF
+ obj-id HTAB refname "^{}" LF
+
+Smart Clients
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+HTTP clients that support the "smart" protocol (or both the
+"smart" and "dumb" protocols) MUST discover references by making
+a parameterized request for the info/refs file of the repository.
+
+The request MUST contain exactly one query parameter,
+'service=$servicename', where $servicename MUST be the service
+name the client wishes to contact to complete the operation.
+The request MUST NOT contain additional query parameters.
+
+ C: GET $GIT_URL/info/refs?service=git-upload-pack HTTP/1.0
+
+ dumb server reply:
+ S: 200 OK
+ S:
+ S: 95dcfa3633004da0049d3d0fa03f80589cbcaf31 refs/heads/maint
+ S: d049f6c27a2244e12041955e262a404c7faba355 refs/heads/master
+ S: 2cb58b79488a98d2721cea644875a8dd0026b115 refs/tags/v1.0
+ S: a3c2e2402b99163d1d59756e5f207ae21cccba4c refs/tags/v1.0^{}
+
+ smart server reply:
+ S: 200 OK
+ S: Content-Type: application/x-git-upload-pack-advertisement
+ S: Cache-Control: no-cache
+ S:
+ S: 001e# service=git-upload-pack\n
+ S: 004895dcfa3633004da0049d3d0fa03f80589cbcaf31 refs/heads/maint\0multi_ack\n
+ S: 0042d049f6c27a2244e12041955e262a404c7faba355 refs/heads/master\n
+ S: 003c2cb58b79488a98d2721cea644875a8dd0026b115 refs/tags/v1.0\n
+ S: 003fa3c2e2402b99163d1d59756e5f207ae21cccba4c refs/tags/v1.0^{}\n
+
+Dumb Server Response
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+Dumb servers MUST respond with the dumb server reply format.
+
+See the prior section under dumb clients for a more detailed
+description of the dumb server response.
+
+Smart Server Response
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+If the server does not recognize the requested service name, or the
+requested service name has been disabled by the server administrator,
+the server MUST respond with the '403 Forbidden' HTTP status code.
+
+Otherwise, smart servers MUST respond with the smart server reply
+format for the requested service name.
+
+Cache-Control headers SHOULD be used to disable caching of the
+returned entity.
+
+The Content-Type MUST be 'application/x-$servicename-advertisement'.
+Clients SHOULD fall back to the dumb protocol if another content
+type is returned. When falling back to the dumb protocol clients
+SHOULD NOT make an additional request to $GIT_URL/info/refs, but
+instead SHOULD use the response already in hand. Clients MUST NOT
+continue if they do not support the dumb protocol.
+
+Clients MUST validate the status code is either '200 OK' or
+'304 Not Modified'.
+
+Clients MUST validate the first five bytes of the response entity
+matches the regex "^[0-9a-f]{4}#". If this test fails, clients
+MUST NOT continue.
+
+Clients MUST parse the entire response as a sequence of pkt-line
+records.
+
+Clients MUST verify the first pkt-line is "# service=$servicename".
+Servers MUST set $servicename to be the request parameter value.
+Servers SHOULD include an LF at the end of this line.
+Clients MUST ignore an LF at the end of the line.
+
+Servers MUST terminate the response with the magic "0000" end
+pkt-line marker.
+
+The returned response is a pkt-line stream describing each ref and
+its known value. The stream SHOULD be sorted by name according to
+the C locale ordering. The stream SHOULD include the default ref
+named 'HEAD' as the first ref. The stream MUST include capability
+declarations behind a NUL on the first ref.
+
+ smart_reply = PKT-LINE("# service=$servicename" LF)
+ ref_list
+ "0000"
+ ref_list = empty_list / non_empty_list
+
+ empty_list = PKT-LINE(zero-id SP "capabilities^{}" NUL cap-list LF)
+
+ non_empty_list = PKT-LINE(obj-id SP name NUL cap_list LF)
+ *ref_record
+
+ cap-list = capability *(SP capability)
+ capability = 1*(LC_ALPHA / DIGIT / "-" / "_")
+ LC_ALPHA = %x61-7A
+
+ ref_record = any_ref / peeled_ref
+ any_ref = PKT-LINE(obj-id SP name LF)
+ peeled_ref = PKT-LINE(obj-id SP name LF)
+ PKT-LINE(obj-id SP name "^{}" LF
+
+Smart Service git-upload-pack
+------------------------------
+This service reads from the repository pointed to by $GIT_URL.
+
+Clients MUST first perform ref discovery with
+'$GIT_URL/info/refs?service=git-upload-pack'.
+
+ C: POST $GIT_URL/git-upload-pack HTTP/1.0
+ C: Content-Type: application/x-git-upload-pack-request
+ C:
+ C: 0032want 0a53e9ddeaddad63ad106860237bbf53411d11a7\n
+ C: 0032have 441b40d833fdfa93eb2908e52742248faf0ee993\n
+ C: 0000
+
+ S: 200 OK
+ S: Content-Type: application/x-git-upload-pack-result
+ S: Cache-Control: no-cache
+ S:
+ S: ....ACK %s, continue
+ S: ....NAK
+
+Clients MUST NOT reuse or revalidate a cached reponse.
+Servers MUST include sufficient Cache-Control headers
+to prevent caching of the response.
+
+Servers SHOULD support all capabilities defined here.
+
+Clients MUST send at least one 'want' command in the request body.
+Clients MUST NOT reference an id in a 'want' command which did not
+appear in the response obtained through ref discovery unless the
+server advertises capability "allow-tip-sha1-in-want".
+
+ compute_request = want_list
+ have_list
+ request_end
+ request_end = "0000" / "done"
+
+ want_list = PKT-LINE(want NUL cap_list LF)
+ *(want_pkt)
+ want_pkt = PKT-LINE(want LF)
+ want = "want" SP id
+ cap_list = *(SP capability) SP
+
+ have_list = *PKT-LINE("have" SP id LF)
+
+TODO: Document this further.
+TODO: Don't use uppercase for variable names below.
+
+The Negotiation Algorithm
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+The computation to select the minimal pack proceeds as follows
+(c = client, s = server):
+
+ init step:
+ (c) Use ref discovery to obtain the advertised refs.
+ (c) Place any object seen into set ADVERTISED.
+
+ (c) Build an empty set, COMMON, to hold the objects that are later
+ determined to be on both ends.
+ (c) Build a set, WANT, of the objects from ADVERTISED the client
+ wants to fetch, based on what it saw during ref discovery.
+
+ (c) Start a queue, C_PENDING, ordered by commit time (popping newest
+ first). Add all client refs. When a commit is popped from
+ the queue its parents SHOULD be automatically inserted back.
+ Commits MUST only enter the queue once.
+
+ one compute step:
+ (c) Send one $GIT_URL/git-upload-pack request:
+
+ C: 0032want <WANT #1>...............................
+ C: 0032want <WANT #2>...............................
+ ....
+ C: 0032have <COMMON #1>.............................
+ C: 0032have <COMMON #2>.............................
+ ....
+ C: 0032have <HAVE #1>...............................
+ C: 0032have <HAVE #2>...............................
+ ....
+ C: 0000
+
+ The stream is organized into "commands", with each command
+ appearing by itself in a pkt-line. Within a command line
+ the text leading up to the first space is the command name,
+ and the remainder of the line to the first LF is the value.
+ Command lines are terminated with an LF as the last byte of
+ the pkt-line value.
+
+ Commands MUST appear in the following order, if they appear
+ at all in the request stream:
+
+ * want
+ * have
+
+ The stream is terminated by a pkt-line flush ("0000").
+
+ A single "want" or "have" command MUST have one hex formatted
+ SHA-1 as its value. Multiple SHA-1s MUST be sent by sending
+ multiple commands.
+
+ The HAVE list is created by popping the first 32 commits
+ from C_PENDING. Less can be supplied if C_PENDING empties.
+
+ If the client has sent 256 HAVE commits and has not yet
+ received one of those back from S_COMMON, or the client has
+ emptied C_PENDING it SHOULD include a "done" command to let
+ the server know it won't proceed:
+
+ C: 0009done
+
+ (s) Parse the git-upload-pack request:
+
+ Verify all objects in WANT are directly reachable from refs.
+
+ The server MAY walk backwards through history or through
+ the reflog to permit slightly stale requests.
+
+ If no WANT objects are received, send an error:
+
+TODO: Define error if no want lines are requested.
+
+ If any WANT object is not reachable, send an error:
+
+TODO: Define error if an invalid want is requested.
+
+ Create an empty list, S_COMMON.
+
+ If 'have' was sent:
+
+ Loop through the objects in the order supplied by the client.
+ For each object, if the server has the object reachable from
+ a ref, add it to S_COMMON. If a commit is added to S_COMMON,
+ do not add any ancestors, even if they also appear in HAVE.
+
+ (s) Send the git-upload-pack response:
+
+ If the server has found a closed set of objects to pack or the
+ request ends with "done", it replies with the pack.
+
+TODO: Document the pack based response
+ S: PACK...
+
+ The returned stream is the side-band-64k protocol supported
+ by the git-upload-pack service, and the pack is embedded into
+ stream 1. Progress messages from the server side MAY appear
+ in stream 2.
+
+ Here a "closed set of objects" is defined to have at least
+ one path from every WANT to at least one COMMON object.
+
+ If the server needs more information, it replies with a
+ status continue response:
+
+TODO: Document the non-pack response
+
+ (c) Parse the upload-pack response:
+
+TODO: Document parsing response
+
+ Do another compute step.
+
+
+Smart Service git-receive-pack
+------------------------------
+This service reads from the repository pointed to by $GIT_URL.
+
+Clients MUST first perform ref discovery with
+'$GIT_URL/info/refs?service=git-receive-pack'.
+
+ C: POST $GIT_URL/git-receive-pack HTTP/1.0
+ C: Content-Type: application/x-git-receive-pack-request
+ C:
+ C: ....0a53e9ddeaddad63ad106860237bbf53411d11a7 441b40d833fdfa93eb2908e52742248faf0ee993 refs/heads/maint\0 report-status
+ C: 0000
+ C: PACK....
+
+ S: 200 OK
+ S: Content-Type: application/x-git-receive-pack-result
+ S: Cache-Control: no-cache
+ S:
+ S: ....
+
+Clients MUST NOT reuse or revalidate a cached reponse.
+Servers MUST include sufficient Cache-Control headers
+to prevent caching of the response.
+
+Servers SHOULD support all capabilities defined here.
+
+Clients MUST send at least one command in the request body.
+Within the command portion of the request body clients SHOULD send
+the id obtained through ref discovery as old_id.
+
+ update_request = command_list
+ "PACK" <binary data>
+
+ command_list = PKT-LINE(command NUL cap_list LF)
+ *(command_pkt)
+ command_pkt = PKT-LINE(command LF)
+ cap_list = *(SP capability) SP
+
+ command = create / delete / update
+ create = zero-id SP new_id SP name
+ delete = old_id SP zero-id SP name
+ update = old_id SP new_id SP name
+
+TODO: Document this further.
+
+
+References
+----------
+
+link:http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1738.txt[RFC 1738: Uniform Resource Locators (URL)]
+link:http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2616.txt[RFC 2616: Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1]
+link:technical/pack-protocol.txt
+link:technical/protocol-capabilities.txt