git-shell

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NAME
       git-shell - Restricted login shell for GIT-only SSH access

SYNOPSIS
       $(git --exec-path)/git-shell -c <command> <argument>

DESCRIPTION
       This is meant to be used as a login shell for SSH accounts you want to
       restrict to GIT pull/push access only. It permits execution only of
       server-side GIT commands implementing the pull/push functionality. The
       commands can be executed only by the -c option; the shell is not
       interactive.

       Currently, only four commands are permitted to be called,
       git-receive-pack git-upload-pack and git-upload-archive with a single
       required argument, or cvs server (to invoke git-cvsserver).

AUTHOR
       Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org[1]>

DOCUMENTATION
       Documentation by Petr Baudis and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org[2]>.

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

NOTES
        1. torvalds@osdl.org
           mailto:torvalds@osdl.org

        2. git@vger.kernel.org
           mailto:git@vger.kernel.org



Git 1.7.1                         03/23/2016                      GIT-SHELL(1)