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--all::
	Fetch all remotes.
 
-a::
--append::
	Append ref names and object names of fetched refs to the
	existing contents of `.git/FETCH_HEAD`.  Without this
	option old data in `.git/FETCH_HEAD` will be overwritten.
 
--depth=<depth>::
	Deepen or shorten the history of a 'shallow' repository created by
	`git clone` with `--depth=<depth>` option (see linkgit:git-clone[1])
	to the specified number of commits from the tip of each remote
	branch history. Tags for the deepened commits are not fetched.
 
--unshallow::
	If the source repository is complete, convert a shallow
	repository to a complete one, removing all the limitations
	imposed by shallow repositories.
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If the source repository is shallow, fetch as much as possible so that
the current repository has the same history as the source repository.
 
ifndef::git-pull[]
--dry-run::
	Show what would be done, without making any changes.
endif::git-pull[]
 
-f::
--force::
	When 'git fetch' is used with `<rbranch>:<lbranch>`
	refspec, it refuses to update the local branch
	`<lbranch>` unless the remote branch `<rbranch>` it
	fetches is a descendant of `<lbranch>`.  This option
	overrides that check.
 
-k::
--keep::
	Keep downloaded pack.
 
ifndef::git-pull[]
--multiple::
	Allow several <repository> and <group> arguments to be
	specified. No <refspec>s may be specified.
 
-p::
--prune::
	After fetching, remove any remote-tracking branches which
	no longer exist	on the remote.
endif::git-pull[]
 
ifdef::git-pull[]
--no-tags::
endif::git-pull[]
ifndef::git-pull[]
-n::
--no-tags::
endif::git-pull[]
	By default, tags that point at objects that are downloaded
	from the remote repository are fetched and stored locally.
	This option disables this automatic tag following. The default
	behavior for a remote may be specified with the remote.<name>.tagopt
	setting. See linkgit:git-config[1].
 
ifndef::git-pull[]
-t::
--tags::
	This is a short-hand for giving `refs/tags/*:refs/tags/*`
	refspec from the command line, to ask all tags to be fetched
	and stored locally.  Because this acts as an explicit
	refspec, the default refspecs (configured with the
	remote.$name.fetch variable) are overridden and not used.
 
--recurse-submodules[=yes|on-demand|no]::
	This option controls if and under what conditions new commits of
	populated submodules should be fetched too. It can be used as a
	boolean option to completely disable recursion when set to 'no' or to
	unconditionally recurse into all populated submodules when set to
	'yes', which is the default when this option is used without any
	value. Use 'on-demand' to only recurse into a populated submodule
	when the superproject retrieves a commit that updates the submodule's
	reference to a commit that isn't already in the local submodule
	clone.
 
--no-recurse-submodules::
	Disable recursive fetching of submodules (this has the same effect as
	using the '--recurse-submodules=no' option).
 
--submodule-prefix=<path>::
	Prepend <path> to paths printed in informative messages
	such as "Fetching submodule foo".  This option is used
	internally when recursing over submodules.
 
--recurse-submodules-default=[yes|on-demand]::
	This option is used internally to temporarily provide a
	non-negative default value for the --recurse-submodules
	option.  All other methods of configuring fetch's submodule
	recursion (such as settings in linkgit:gitmodules[5] and
	linkgit:git-config[1]) override this option, as does
	specifying --[no-]recurse-submodules directly.
endif::git-pull[]
 
-u::
--update-head-ok::
	By default 'git fetch' refuses to update the head which
	corresponds to the current branch.  This flag disables the
	check.  This is purely for the internal use for 'git pull'
	to communicate with 'git fetch', and unless you are
	implementing your own Porcelain you are not supposed to
	use it.
 
--upload-pack <upload-pack>::
	When given, and the repository to fetch from is handled
	by 'git fetch-pack', '--exec=<upload-pack>' is passed to
	the command to specify non-default path for the command
	run on the other end.
 
ifndef::git-pull[]
-q::
--quiet::
	Pass --quiet to git-fetch-pack and silence any other internally
	used git commands. Progress is not reported to the standard error
	stream.
 
-v::
--verbose::
	Be verbose.
endif::git-pull[]
 
--progress::
	Progress status is reported on the standard error stream
	by default when it is attached to a terminal, unless -q
	is specified. This flag forces progress status even if the
	standard error stream is not directed to a terminal.