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

NAME         top

       git-ls-remote - List references in a remote repository

SYNOPSIS         top

       git ls-remote [--heads] [--tags] [--refs] [--upload-pack=<exec>]
                     [-q | --quiet] [--exit-code] [--get-url] [--sort=<key>]
                     [--symref] [<repository> [<refs>...]]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Displays references available in a remote repository along with
       the associated commit IDs.

OPTIONS         top

       -h, --heads, -t, --tags
           Limit to only refs/heads and refs/tags, respectively. These
           options are not mutually exclusive; when given both,
           references stored in refs/heads and refs/tags are displayed.
           Note that git ls-remote -h used without anything else on the
           command line gives help, consistent with other git

           Do not show peeled tags or pseudorefs like HEAD in the

       -q, --quiet
           Do not print remote URL to stderr.

           Specify the full path of git-upload-pack on the remote host.
           This allows listing references from repositories accessed via
           SSH and where the SSH daemon does not use the PATH configured
           by the user.

           Exit with status "2" when no matching refs are found in the
           remote repository. Usually the command exits with status "0"
           to indicate it successfully talked with the remote
           repository, whether it found any matching refs.

           Expand the URL of the given remote repository taking into
           account any "url.<base>.insteadOf" config setting (See
           git-config(1)) and exit without talking to the remote.

           In addition to the object pointed by it, show the underlying
           ref pointed by it when showing a symbolic ref. Currently,
           upload-pack only shows the symref HEAD, so it will be the
           only one shown by ls-remote.

           Sort based on the key given. Prefix - to sort in descending
           order of the value. Supports "version:refname" or "v:refname"
           (tag names are treated as versions). The "version:refname"
           sort order can also be affected by the "versionsort.suffix"
           configuration variable. See git-for-each-ref(1) for more sort
           options, but be aware keys like committerdate that require
           access to the objects themselves will not work for refs whose
           objects have not yet been fetched from the remote, and will
           give a missing object error.

       -o <option>, --server-option=<option>
           Transmit the given string to the server when communicating
           using protocol version 2. The given string must not contain a
           NUL or LF character. When multiple --server-option=<option>
           are given, they are all sent to the other side in the order
           listed on the command line.

           The "remote" repository to query. This parameter can be
           either a URL or the name of a remote (see the GIT URLS and
           REMOTES sections of git-fetch(1)).

           When unspecified, all references, after filtering done with
           --heads and --tags, are shown. When <refs>... are specified,
           only references matching the given patterns are displayed.

EXAMPLES         top

           $ git ls-remote --tags ./.
           d6602ec5194c87b0fc87103ca4d67251c76f233a        refs/tags/v0.99
           f25a265a342aed6041ab0cc484224d9ca54b6f41        refs/tags/v0.99.1
           7ceca275d047c90c0c7d5afb13ab97efdf51bd6e        refs/tags/v0.99.3
           c5db5456ae3b0873fc659c19fafdde22313cc441        refs/tags/v0.99.2
           0918385dbd9656cab0d1d81ba7453d49bbc16250        refs/tags/junio-gpg-pub
           $ git ls-remote master seen rc
           5fe978a5381f1fbad26a80e682ddd2a401966740        refs/heads/master
           c781a84b5204fb294c9ccc79f8b3baceeb32c061        refs/heads/seen
           $ git remote add korg
           $ git ls-remote --tags korg v\*
           d6602ec5194c87b0fc87103ca4d67251c76f233a        refs/tags/v0.99
           f25a265a342aed6041ab0cc484224d9ca54b6f41        refs/tags/v0.99.1
           c5db5456ae3b0873fc659c19fafdde22313cc441        refs/tags/v0.99.2
           7ceca275d047c90c0c7d5afb13ab97efdf51bd6e        refs/tags/v0.99.3

SEE ALSO         top


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