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ls-remote: document the '--get-url' option

While looking for a way to expand the URL of a remote
that uses a 'url.<name>.insteadOf' config option I stumbled
over the undocumented '--get-url' option of 'git ls-remote'.
This adds some minimum documentation for that option.

And while at it, also add that option to the '-h' output.

Signed-off-by: Stefan Naewe <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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1 parent d0f1ea6 commit 2303cad242a6ccc4745d7994ecc0425bd8513a0d @snaewe snaewe committed with gitster Sep 7, 2012
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  1. +5 −0 Documentation/git-ls-remote.txt
  2. +1 −1 builtin/ls-remote.c
@@ -42,6 +42,11 @@ OPTIONS
it successfully talked with the remote repository, whether it
found any matching refs.
+ Expand the URL of the given remote repository taking into account any
+ "url.<base>.insteadOf" config setting (See linkgit:git-config[1]) and
+ exit without talking to the remote.
Location of the repository. The shorthand defined in
$GIT_DIR/branches/ can be used. Use "." (dot) to list references in
@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@
static const char ls_remote_usage[] =
"git ls-remote [--heads] [--tags] [-u <exec> | --upload-pack <exec>]\n"
-" [-q|--quiet] [--exit-code] [<repository> [<refs>...]]";
+" [-q|--quiet] [--exit-code] [--get-url] [<repository> [<refs>...]]";
* Is there one among the list of patterns that match the tail part

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