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ostree-pull - Man Page

Download data from a remote repository


ostree pull {REMOTE} [BRANCH]



Fetch only the commit metadata.


Use an alternate cache directory in DIR.


Do no invoke fsync().


Like git's clone --reference. Reuse the provided OSTree repo as a local object cache when doing HTTP fetches. May be specified multiple times.


Do not trust local sources, verify checksums and don't hardlink into source.


Do not use static deltas.


Write refs suitable for a mirror, i.e. refs are stored in the heads/ directory rather than the remotes/ directory. This makes the target repo suitable to be exported for other clients to pull from as an ostree remote. If no specific refs are specified, all refs will be fetched (the remote must have a summary file present).


Only pull the provided subpath.


Traverse DEPTH parents (-1=infinite) (default: 0).


Specifies how many times each download should be retried upon error (default: 5)


Do not retry when network issues happen, instead fail automatically. (Currently only affects libcurl)


The average transfer speed per second of a transfer during the time set via 'low-speed-time-seconds' for libcurl to abort (default: 1000)


The time in number seconds that the transfer speed should be below the 'low-speed-limit-bytes' setting for libcurl to abort (default: 30)


The max amount of concurrent connections allowed. (default: 8)


Disable verification of commit metadata bindings.


Without --mirror, this command will create new refs under remotes/REMOTE/ directory for each pulled branch unless they are already created. Such refs can be then referenced by REMOTE:BRANCH in ostree subcommands (e.g. ostree log origin:exampleos/x86_64/standard).

This command can retrieve just a specific commit, or go all the way to performing a full mirror of the remote repository. If no BRANCH is specified, all configured branches are retrieved.

A special syntax in the @ character allows specifying a specific commit to retrieve from a branch. The use cases for this are somewhat similar to pulling a specific git tag; one could e.g. script a system upgrade to a known-good version, rather than the latest from the content provider.


$ ostree --repo=repo pull --depth=-1 --mirror remote_name

Perform a complete mirror of the remote. (This is likely most useful if your repository is also archive mode)

$ ostree --repo=repo pull remote_name exampleos/x86_64/standard

Fetch the most recent commit to exampleos/x86_64/standard.

$ ostree --repo=repo pull remote_name exampleos/x86_64/standard@98ea6e4f216f2fb4b69fff9b3a44842c38686ca685f3f55dc48c5d3fb1107be4

Download the specific commit starting with 98ea6e as if it was the latest commit for exampleos/x86_64/standard.

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