git-fetch-pack(1)



GIT-FETCH-PACK(1)                 Git Manual                 GIT-FETCH-PACK(1)

NAME
       git-fetch-pack - Receive missing objects from another repository

SYNOPSIS
       git fetch-pack [--all] [--quiet|-q] [--keep|-k] [--thin] [--include-tag]
               [--upload-pack=<git-upload-pack>]
               [--depth=<n>] [--no-progress]
               [-v] <repository> [<refs>...]

DESCRIPTION
       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
       end.

       This command degenerates to download everything to complete the asked
       refs from the remote side when the local side does not have a common
       ancestor commit.

OPTIONS
       --all
           Fetch all remote refs.

       --stdin
           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.

       -q, --quiet
           Pass -q flag to git unpack-objects; this makes the cloning process
           less verbose.

       -k, --keep
           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
           repacking.

       --thin
           Fetch a "thin" pack, which records objects in deltified form based
           on objects not included in the pack to reduce network traffic.

       --include-tag
           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.

       --upload-pack=<git-upload-pack>
           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
           .bash_profile).

       --exec=<git-upload-pack>
           Same as --upload-pack=<git-upload-pack>.

       --depth=<n>
           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.

       --shallow-since=<date>
           Deepen or shorten the history of a shallow'repository to include
           all reachable commits after <date>.

       --shallow-exclude=<revision>
           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.

       --deepen-relative
           Argument --depth specifies the number of commits from the current
           shallow boundary instead of from the tip of each remote branch
           history.

       --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.

       <repository>
           The URL to the remote repository.

       <refs>...
           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
           uploadpack.allowTipSHA1InWant, uploadpack.allowReachableSHA1InWant,
           or uploadpack.allowAnySHA1InWant, they may alternatively be 40-hex
           sha1s present on the remote.

SEE ALSO
       git-fetch(1)

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.14.2                        09/26/2017                 GIT-FETCH-PACK(1)

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