git-http-fetch man page

git-http-fetch ā€” Download from a remote Git repository via HTTP


git http-fetch [-c] [-t] [-a] [-d] [-v] [-w filename] [--recover] [--stdin] <commit> <url>


Downloads a remote Git repository via HTTP.

NOTE: use of this command without -a is deprecated. The -a behaviour will become the default in a future release.



Either the hash or the filename under [URL]/refs/ to pull.


Get the commit objects.


Get trees associated with the commit objects.


Get all the objects.


Report what is downloaded.

-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 command line (which is not expected in this case), git http-fetch expects lines on stdin in the format


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


Part of the git(1) suite

Referenced By


04/13/2018 Git 2.17.0 Git Manual