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

NAME         top

       git-http-fetch - Download from a remote Git repository via HTTP

SYNOPSIS         top

       git http-fetch [-c] [-t] [-a] [-d] [-v] [-w <filename>] [--recover] [--stdin | --packfile=<hash> | <commit>] <URL>

DESCRIPTION         top

       Downloads a remote Git repository via HTTP.

       This command always gets all objects. Historically, there were
       three options -a, -c and -t for choosing which objects to
       download. They are now silently ignored.

OPTIONS         top

           Either the hash or the filename under [URL]/refs/ to pull.

       -a, -c, -t
           These options are ignored for historical reasons.

           Report what is downloaded.

       -w <filename>
           Writes the commit-id into the filename under
           $GIT_DIR/refs/<filename> on the local end after the transfer
           is complete.

           Instead of a commit id on the command line (which is not
           expected in this case), git http-fetch expects lines on stdin
           in the format


           For internal use only. Instead of a commit id on the command
           line (which is not expected in this case), git http-fetch
           fetches the packfile directly at the given URL and uses
           index-pack to generate corresponding .idx and .keep files.
           The hash is used to determine the name of the temporary file
           and is arbitrary. The output of index-pack is printed to
           stdout. Requires --index-pack-args.

           For internal use only. The command to run on the contents of
           the downloaded pack. Arguments are URL-encoded separated by

           Verify that everything reachable from target is fetched. Used
           after an earlier fetch is interrupted.

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