Langue: en

Version: 09/23/2007 (openSuse - 09/10/07)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


git-local-fetch - Duplicate another git repository on a local system


git-local-fetch [-c] [-t] [-a] [-d] [-v] [-w filename] [--recover] [-l] [-s] [-n]

                  commit-id path


Duplicates another git repository on a local system.



Get the commit objects.


Get trees associated with the commit objects.


Get all the objects.


Report what is downloaded.


Instead of regular file-to-file copying use symbolic links to the objects in the remote repository.


Before attempting symlinks (if -s is specified) or file-to-file copying the remote objects, try to hardlink the remote objects into the local repository.


Never attempt to file-to-file copy remote objects. Only useful with -s or -l command-line options.

-w <filename>

Writes the commit-id into the filename under $GIT_DIR/refs/<filename> on the local end after the transfer is complete.


Instead of a commit id on the commandline (which is not expected in this case), git-local-fetch expects lines on stdin in the format



Verify that everything reachable from target is fetched. Used after an earlier fetch is interrupted.


Written by Junio C Hamano <>


Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <>.


Part of the git(7) suite