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git-fetch-pack - Receive missing objects from another repository
git fetch-pack [--all] [--quiet|-q] [--keep|-k] [--thin] [--include-tag]
[-v] <repository> [<refs>...]
Usually you would want to use git fetch, which is a higher level
wrapper of this command, instead.
Invokes git-upload-pack on a possibly remote repository and asks it to
send objects missing from this repository, to update the named heads.
The list of commits available locally is found out by scanning the
local refs/ hierarchy and sent to git-upload-pack running on the other
This command degenerates to download everything to complete the asked
refs from the remote side when the local side does not have a common
Fetch all remote refs.
Take the list of refs from stdin, one per line. If there are refs
specified on the command line in addition to this option, then the
refs from stdin are processed after those on the command line.
If --stateless-rpc is specified together with this option then the
list of refs must be in packet format (pkt-line). Each ref must be
in a separate packet, and the list must end with a flush packet.
Pass -q flag to git unpack-objects; this makes the cloning process
Do not invoke git unpack-objects on received data, but create a
single packfile out of it instead, and store it in the object
database. If provided twice then the pack is locked against
Fetch a "thin" pack, which records objects in deltified form based
on objects not included in the pack to reduce network traffic.
If the remote side supports it, annotated tags objects will be
downloaded on the same connection as the other objects if the
object the tag references is downloaded. The caller must otherwise
determine the tags this option made available.
Use this to specify the path to git-upload-pack on the remote side,
if is not found on your $PATH. Installations of sshd ignores the
user's environment setup scripts for login shells (e.g.
.bash_profile) and your privately installed git may not be found on
the system default $PATH. Another workaround suggested is to set up
your $PATH in ".bashrc", but this flag is for people who do not
want to pay the overhead for non-interactive shells by having a
lean .bashrc file (they set most of the things up in
Same as --upload-pack=<git-upload-pack>.
Limit fetching to ancestor-chains not longer than n.
git-upload-pack treats the special depth 2147483647 as infinite
even if there is an ancestor-chain that long.
Deepen or shorten the history of a shallow repository to include
all reachable commits after <date>.
Deepen or shorten the history of a shallow repository to exclude
commits reachable from a specified remote branch or tag. This
option can be specified multiple times.
Argument --depth specifies the number of commits from the current
shallow boundary instead of from the tip of each remote branch
Do not show the progress.
Output "connectivity-ok" if the received pack is self-contained and
The URL to the remote repository.
The remote heads to update from. This is relative to $GIT_DIR (e.g.
"HEAD", "refs/heads/master"). When unspecified, update from all
heads the remote side has.
If the remote has enabled the options
or uploadpack.allowAnySHA1InWant, they may alternatively be 40-hex
sha1s present on the remote.
Part of the git(1) suite
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