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2009-08-05Add support for external programs for handling native fetchesDaniel Barkalow
transport_get() can call transport_native_helper_init() to have list and fetch-ref operations handled by running a separate program as: git remote-<something> <remote> [<url>] This program then accepts, on its stdin, "list" and "fetch <hex> <name>" commands; the former prints out a list of available refs and either their hashes or what they are symrefs to, while the latter fetches them into the local object database and prints a newline when done. Signed-off-by: Daniel Barkalow <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>