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

NAME         top

       git-remote-ext - Bridge smart transport to external command.

SYNOPSIS         top

       git remote add <nick> "ext::<command>[ <arguments>...]"

DESCRIPTION         top

       This remote helper uses the specified <command> to connect to a
       remote Git server.

       Data written to stdin of the specified <command> is assumed to be
       sent to a git:// server, git-upload-pack, git-receive-pack or
       git-upload-archive (depending on situation), and data read from
       stdout of <command> is assumed to be received from the same service.

       Command and arguments are separated by an unescaped space.

       The following sequences have a special meaning:

       '% '
           Literal space in command or argument.

       %%
           Literal percent sign.

       %s
           Replaced with name (receive-pack, upload-pack, or upload-archive)
           of the service Git wants to invoke.

       %S
           Replaced with long name (git-receive-pack, git-upload-pack, or
           git-upload-archive) of the service Git wants to invoke.

       %G (must be the first characters in an argument)
           This argument will not be passed to <command>. Instead, it will
           cause the helper to start by sending git:// service requests to
           the remote side with the service field set to an appropriate
           value and the repository field set to rest of the argument.
           Default is not to send such a request.

           This is useful if remote side is git:// server accessed over some
           tunnel.

       %V (must be first characters in argument)
           This argument will not be passed to <command>. Instead it sets
           the vhost field in the git:// service request (to rest of the
           argument). Default is not to send vhost in such request (if
           sent).

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES:         top

       GIT_TRANSLOOP_DEBUG
           If set, prints debugging information about various reads/writes.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES PASSED TO COMMAND:         top

       GIT_EXT_SERVICE
           Set to long name (git-upload-pack, etc...) of service helper
           needs to invoke.

       GIT_EXT_SERVICE_NOPREFIX
           Set to long name (upload-pack, etc...) of service helper needs to
           invoke.

EXAMPLES:         top

       This remote helper is transparently used by Git when you use commands
       such as "git fetch <URL>", "git clone <URL>", , "git push <URL>" or
       "git remote add <nick> <URL>", where <URL> begins with ext::.
       Examples:

       "ext::ssh -i /home/foo/.ssh/somekey user@host.example %S foo/repo"
           Like host.example:foo/repo, but use /home/foo/.ssh/somekey as
           keypair and user as user on remote side. This avoids needing to
           edit .ssh/config.

       "ext::socat -t3600 - ABSTRACT-CONNECT:/git-server %G/somerepo"
           Represents repository with path /somerepo accessible over git
           protocol at abstract namespace address /git-server.

       "ext::git-server-alias foo %G/repo"
           Represents a repository with path /repo accessed using the helper
           program "git-server-alias foo". The path to the repository and
           type of request are not passed on the command line but as part of
           the protocol stream, as usual with git:// protocol.

       "ext::git-server-alias foo %G/repo %Vfoo"
           Represents a repository with path /repo accessed using the helper
           program "git-server-alias foo". The hostname for the remote
           server passed in the protocol stream will be "foo" (this allows
           multiple virtual Git servers to share a link-level address).

       "ext::git-server-alias foo %G/repo% with% spaces %Vfoo"
           Represents a repository with path /repo with spaces accessed
           using the helper program "git-server-alias foo". The hostname for
           the remote server passed in the protocol stream will be "foo"
           (this allows multiple virtual Git servers to share a link-level
           address).

       "ext::git-ssl foo.example /bar"
           Represents a repository accessed using the helper program
           "git-ssl foo.example /bar". The type of request can be determined
           by the helper using environment variables (see above).

SEE ALSO         top

       gitremote-helpers(1)

GIT         top

       Part of the git(1) suite

COLOPHON         top

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       project.  Information about the project can be found at 
       ⟨http://git-scm.com/⟩.  If you have a bug report for this manual page,
       see ⟨http://git-scm.com/community⟩.  This page was obtained from the
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