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

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

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

       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

       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.

           Fetch all remote refs.

       -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

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

           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.

           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

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

           Limit fetching to ancestor-chains not longer than n.

           Do not show the progress.

           Run verbosely.

           A remote host that houses the repository. When this part is
           specified, git-upload-pack is invoked via ssh.

           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 <[1]>

       Documentation by Junio C Hamano.

       Part of the git(1) suite


Git 1.7.1                         03/04/2013                 GIT-FETCH-PACK(1)