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GIT-REMOTE(1)			  Git Manual			 GIT-REMOTE(1)

       git-remote - manage set of tracked repositories

       git remote [-v | --verbose]
       git remote add [-t <branch>] [-m <master>] [-f] [--[no-]tags] [--mirror=<fetch|push>] <name> <url>
       git remote rename <old> <new>
       git remote remove <name>
       git remote set-head <name> (-a | --auto | -d | --delete | <branch>)
       git remote set-branches [--add] <name> <branch>...
       git remote set-url [--push] <name> <newurl> [<oldurl>]
       git remote set-url --add [--push] <name> <newurl>
       git remote set-url --delete [--push] <name> <url>
       git remote [-v | --verbose] show [-n] <name>...
       git remote prune [-n | --dry-run] <name>...
       git remote [-v | --verbose] update [-p | --prune] [(<group> | <remote>)...]

       Manage the set of repositories ("remotes") whose branches you track.

       -v, --verbose
	   Be a little more verbose and show remote url after name. NOTE: This
	   must be placed between remote and subcommand.

       With no arguments, shows a list of existing remotes. Several
       subcommands are available to perform operations on the remotes.

	   Adds a remote named <name> for the repository at <url>. The command
	   git fetch <name> can then be used to create and update
	   remote-tracking branches <name>/<branch>.

	   With -f option, git fetch <name> is run immediately after the
	   remote information is set up.

	   With --tags option, git fetch <name> imports every tag from the
	   remote repository.

	   With --no-tags option, git fetch <name> does not import tags from
	   the remote repository.

	   With -t <branch> option, instead of the default glob refspec for
	   the remote to track all branches under the refs/remotes/<name>/
	   namespace, a refspec to track only <branch> is created. You can
	   give more than one -t <branch> to track multiple branches without
	   grabbing all branches.

	   With -m <master> option, a symbolic-ref refs/remotes/<name>/HEAD is
	   set up to point at remote’s <master> branch. See also the set-head

	   When a fetch mirror is created with --mirror=fetch, the refs will
	   not be stored in the refs/remotes/ namespace, but rather everything
	   in refs/ on the remote will be directly mirrored into refs/ in the
	   local repository. This option only makes sense in bare
	   repositories, because a fetch would overwrite any local commits.

	   When a push mirror is created with --mirror=push, then git push
	   will always behave as if --mirror was passed.

	   Rename the remote named <old> to <new>. All remote-tracking
	   branches and configuration settings for the remote are updated.

	   In case <old> and <new> are the same, and <old> is a file under
	   $GIT_DIR/remotes or $GIT_DIR/branches, the remote is converted to
	   the configuration file format.

       remove, rm
	   Remove the remote named <name>. All remote-tracking branches and
	   configuration settings for the remote are removed.

	   Sets or deletes the default branch (i.e. the target of the
	   symbolic-ref refs/remotes/<name>/HEAD) for the named remote. Having
	   a default branch for a remote is not required, but allows the name
	   of the remote to be specified in lieu of a specific branch. For
	   example, if the default branch for origin is set to master, then
	   origin may be specified wherever you would normally specify

	   With -d or --delete, the symbolic ref refs/remotes/<name>/HEAD is

	   With -a or --auto, the remote is queried to determine its HEAD,
	   then the symbolic-ref refs/remotes/<name>/HEAD is set to the same
	   branch. e.g., if the remote HEAD is pointed at next, "git remote
	   set-head origin -a" will set the symbolic-ref
	   refs/remotes/origin/HEAD to refs/remotes/origin/next. This will
	   only work if refs/remotes/origin/next already exists; if not it
	   must be fetched first.

	   Use <branch> to set the symbolic-ref refs/remotes/<name>/HEAD
	   explicitly. e.g., "git remote set-head origin master" will set the
	   symbolic-ref refs/remotes/origin/HEAD to
	   refs/remotes/origin/master. This will only work if
	   refs/remotes/origin/master already exists; if not it must be
	   fetched first.

	   Changes the list of branches tracked by the named remote. This can
	   be used to track a subset of the available remote branches after
	   the initial setup for a remote.

	   The named branches will be interpreted as if specified with the -t
	   option on the git remote add command line.

	   With --add, instead of replacing the list of currently tracked
	   branches, adds to that list.

	   Changes URL remote points to. Sets first URL remote points to
	   matching regex <oldurl> (first URL if no <oldurl> is given) to
	   <newurl>. If <oldurl> doesn’t match any URL, error occurs and
	   nothing is changed.

	   With --push, push URLs are manipulated instead of fetch URLs.

	   With --add, instead of changing some URL, new URL is added.

	   With --delete, instead of changing some URL, all URLs matching
	   regex <url> are deleted. Trying to delete all non-push URLs is an

	   Gives some information about the remote <name>.

	   With -n option, the remote heads are not queried first with git
	   ls-remote <name>; cached information is used instead.

	   Deletes all stale remote-tracking branches under <name>. These
	   stale branches have already been removed from the remote repository
	   referenced by <name>, but are still locally available in

	   With --dry-run option, report what branches will be pruned, but do
	   not actually prune them.

	   Fetch updates for a named set of remotes in the repository as
	   defined by remotes.<group>. If a named group is not specified on
	   the command line, the configuration parameter remotes.default will
	   be used; if remotes.default is not defined, all remotes which do
	   not have the configuration parameter
	   remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate set to true will be updated. (See

	   With --prune option, prune all the remotes that are updated.

       The remote configuration is achieved using the remote.origin.url and
       remote.origin.fetch configuration variables. (See git-config(1)).

       ·   Add a new remote, fetch, and check out a branch from it

	       $ git remote
	       $ git branch -r
		 origin/HEAD -> origin/master
	       $ git remote add staging git://
	       $ git remote
	       $ git fetch staging
	       From git://
		* [new branch]	    master     -> staging/master
		* [new branch]	    staging-linus -> staging/staging-linus
		* [new branch]	    staging-next -> staging/staging-next
	       $ git branch -r
		 origin/HEAD -> origin/master
	       $ git checkout -b staging staging/master

       ·   Imitate git clone but track only selected branches

	       $ mkdir project.git
	       $ cd project.git
	       $ git init
	       $ git remote add -f -t master -m master origin git://
	       $ git merge origin

       git-fetch(1) git-branch(1) git-config(1)

       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 1.9.0			  04/22/2014			 GIT-REMOTE(1)

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