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The "remote" repository to pull from. One of the
following notations can be used to name the repository
to pull from:
- Rsync URL: rsync://remote.machine/path/to/repo.git/
- HTTP(s) URL: http://remote.machine/path/to/repo.git/
- git URL: git://remote.machine/path/to/repo.git/
or remote.machine:/path/to/repo.git/
- Local directory: /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>...
When 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/pull",
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>
The canonical format of a <refspec> parameter is
'+?<src>:<dst>'; that is, an optional plus '+', followed
by the source ref, followed by a colon ':', followed by
the destination ref.
When used in "git push", the <src> side can be an
arbitrary "SHA1 expression" that can be used as an
argument to "git-cat-file -t". E.g. "master~4" (push
four parents before the current master head).
For "git push", the local ref that matches <src> is used
to fast forward the remote ref that matches <dst>. If
the optional plus '+' is used, the remote ref is updated
even if it does not result in a fast forward update.
For "git fetch/pull", the remote ref that matches <src>
is fetched, and if <dst> is not empty string, the local
ref that matches it is fast forwarded using <src>.
Again, if the optional plus '+' is used, the local ref
is updated even if it does not result in a fast forward
Some short-cut notations are also supported.
* For backward compatibility, "tag" is almost ignored;
it just makes the following parameter <tag> to mean a
refspec "refs/tags/<tag>:refs/tags/<tag>".
* A parameter <ref> without a colon is equivalent to
<ref>: when pulling/fetching, and <ref>:<ref> when
pushing. That is, do not store it locally if
fetching, and update the same name if pushing.
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