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One of the following notations can be used
to name the remote repository:
- rsync://host.xz/path/to/repo.git/
- http://host.xz/path/to/repo.git/
- https://host.xz/path/to/repo.git/
- git://host.xz/path/to/repo.git/
- git://host.xz/~user/path/to/repo.git/
- ssh://{startsb}user@{endsb}host.xz/path/to/repo.git/
- ssh://{startsb}user@{endsb}host.xz/~user/path/to/repo.git/
- ssh://{startsb}user@{endsb}host.xz/~/path/to/repo.git
SSH is the default transport protocol. You can optionally specify
which user to log-in as, and an alternate, scp-like syntax is also
supported. Both syntaxes support username expansion,
as does the native git protocol. The following three are
identical to the last three above, respectively:
- {startsb}user@{endsb}host.xz:/path/to/repo.git/
- {startsb}user@{endsb}host.xz:~user/path/to/repo.git/
- {startsb}user@{endsb}host.xz:path/to/repo.git
To sync with a local directory, use:
- /path/to/repo.git/
In addition to the above, as a short-hand, the name of a
file in `$GIT_DIR/remotes` directory can be given; the
named file should be in the following format:
URL: one of the above URL format
Push: <refspec>
Pull: <refspec>
Then such a short-hand is specified in place of
<repository> without <refspec> parameters on the command
line, <refspec> specified on `Push:` lines or `Pull:`
lines are used for `git-push` and `git-fetch`/`git-pull`,
respectively. Multiple `Push:` and `Pull:` lines may
be specified for additional branch mappings.
Or, equivalently, in the `$GIT_DIR/config` (note the use
of `fetch` instead of `Pull:`):
[remote "<remote>"]
url = <url>
push = <refspec>
fetch = <refspec>
The name of a file in `$GIT_DIR/branches` directory can be
specified as an older notation short-hand; the named
file should contain a single line, a URL in one of the
above formats, optionally followed by a hash `#` and the
name of remote head (URL fragment notation).
`$GIT_DIR/branches/<remote>` file that stores a <url>
without the fragment is equivalent to have this in the
corresponding file in the `$GIT_DIR/remotes/` directory.
URL: <url>
Pull: refs/heads/master:<remote>
while having `<url>#<head>` is equivalent to
URL: <url>
Pull: refs/heads/<head>:<remote>