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       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,

       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 end.

       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 repacking.

           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 .bash_profile).

           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.


       Part of the git(1) suite