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v0.1, July 2005
git-fetch-pack - Receive missing objects from another repository.
git-fetch-pack [-q] [--exec=<git-upload-pack>] [<host>:]<directory> [<refs>...]
Invokes 'git-upload-pack' on a potentially 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 local $GIT_DIR/refs/ 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.
Pass '-q' flag to 'git-unpack-objects'; this makes the
cloning process less verbose.
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).
A remote host that houses the repository. When this
part is specified, 'git-upload-pack' is invoked via
The repository to sync from.
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.
Written by Linus Torvalds <>
Documentation by Junio C Hamano.
Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite