git-http-fetch - Download from a remote Git repository via
git http-fetch [-c] [-t] [-a] [-d] [-v] [-w filename] [--recover] [--stdin | --packfile=<hash> | <commit>] <url>
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.
Either the hash or the filename under [URL]/refs/ to
-a, -c, -t
These options are ignored for historical reasons.
Report what is downloaded.
Writes the commit-id into the filename under
$GIT_DIR/refs/<filename> on the local end after the transfer is
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
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 spaces.
Verify that everything reachable from target is fetched.
Used after an earlier fetch is interrupted.