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           git daemon [--verbose] [--syslog] [--export-all]
                        [--timeout=<n>] [--init-timeout=<n>] [--max-connections=<n>]
                        [--strict-paths] [--base-path=<path>] [--base-path-relaxed]
                        [--user-path | --user-path=<path>]
                        [--reuseaddr] [--detach] [--pid-file=<file>]
                        [--enable=<service>] [--disable=<service>]
                        [--allow-override=<service>] [--forbid-override=<service>]
                        [--inetd | [--listen=<host_or_ipaddr>] [--port=<n>] [--user=<user> [--group=<group>]]


           A really simple TCP git daemon that normally listens on port
           "DEFAULT_GIT_PORT" aka 9418. It waits for a connection asking for a
           service, and will serve that service if it is enabled.
           It verifies that the directory has the magic file
           "git-daemon-export-ok", and it will refuse to export any git directory
           that hasn't explicitly been marked for export this way (unless the
           --export-all parameter is specified). If you pass some directory paths
           as git daemon arguments, you can further restrict the offers to a
           whitelist comprising of those.
           By default, only upload-pack service is enabled, which serves git
           fetch-pack and git ls-remote clients, which are invoked from git fetch,
           git pull, and git clone.
           This is ideally suited for read-only updates, i.e., pulling from git
           An upload-archive also exists to serve git archive.


               Match paths exactly (i.e. don't allow "/foo/repo" when the real
               path is "/foo/repo.git" or "/foo/repo/.git") and don't do
               user-relative paths.  git daemon will refuse to start when this
               option is enabled and no whitelist is specified.
               Remap all the path requests as relative to the given path. This is
               sort of "GIT root" - if you run git daemon with
               --base-path=/srv/git on, then if you later try to pull
               git://, git daemon will interpret the path as
               If --base-path is enabled and repo lookup fails, with this option
               git daemon will attempt to lookup without prefixing the base path.
               This is useful for switching to --base-path usage, while still
               have the git-daemon-export-ok file.
               Have the server run as an inetd service. Implies --syslog.
               Incompatible with --detach, --port, --listen, --user and --group
               Listen on a specific IP address or hostname. IP addresses can be
               either an IPv4 address or an IPv6 address if supported. If IPv6 is
               not supported, then --listen=hostname is also not supported and
               --listen must be given an IPv4 address. Can be given more than
               once. Incompatible with --inetd option.
               Listen on an alternative port. Incompatible with --inetd option.
               Timeout (in seconds) between the moment the connection is
               established and the client request is received (typically a rather
               low value, since that should be basically immediate).
               Timeout (in seconds) for specific client sub-requests. This
               includes the time it takes for the server to process the
               sub-request and the time spent waiting for the next client's
               Maximum number of concurrent clients, defaults to 32. Set it to
               zero for no limit.
               Log to syslog instead of stderr. Note that this option does not
               imply --verbose, thus by default only error conditions will be
           --user-path, --user-path=<path>
               Allow ~user notation to be used in requests. When specified with no
               parameter, requests to git://host/~alice/foo is taken as a request
               to access foo repository in the home directory of user alice. If
               --user-path=path is specified, the same request is taken as a
               request to access path/foo repository in the home directory of user
               Log details about the incoming connections and requested files.
               Use SO_REUSEADDR when binding the listening socket. This allows the
               server to restart without waiting for old connections to time out.
               facility of inet daemon to achieve the same before spawning git
               daemon if needed.
           --enable=<service>, --disable=<service>
               Enable/disable the service site-wide per default. Note that a
               service disabled site-wide can still be enabled per repository if
               it is marked overridable and the repository enables the service
               with a configuration item.
           --allow-override=<service>, --forbid-override=<service>
               Allow/forbid overriding the site-wide default with per repository
               configuration. By default, all the services are overridable.
           --informative-errors, --no-informative-errors
               When informative errors are turned on, git-daemon will report more
               verbose errors to the client, differentiating conditions like "no
               such repository" from "repository not exported". This is more
               convenient for clients, but may leak information about the
               existence of unexported repositories. When informative errors are
               not enabled, all errors report "access denied" to the client. The
               default is --no-informative-errors.
               A directory to add to the whitelist of allowed directories. Unless
               --strict-paths is specified this will also include subdirectories
               of each named directory.


           These services can be globally enabled/disabled using the command line
           options of this command. If a finer-grained control is desired (e.g. to
           allow git archive to be run against only in a few selected repositories
           the daemon serves), the per-repository configuration file can be used
           to enable or disable them.
               This serves git fetch-pack and git ls-remote clients. It is enabled
               by default, but a repository can disable it by setting
               daemon.uploadpack configuration item to false.
               This serves git archive --remote. It is disabled by default, but a
               repository can enable it by setting daemon.uploadarch configuration
               item to true.
               This serves git send-pack clients, allowing anonymous push. It is
               disabled by default, as there is no authentication in the protocol
               (in other words, anybody can push anything into the repository,
               including removal of refs). This is solely meant for a closed LAN
               setting where everybody is friendly. This service can be enabled by
               daemon.receivepack configuration item to true.
                                   git daemon --inetd --verbose --export-all
                                   /pub/foo /pub/bar
           git daemon as inetd server for virtual hosts
               To set up git daemon as an inetd service that handles repositories
               for different virtual hosts, and,
               place an entry like the following into /etc/inetd all on one line:
                           git stream tcp nowait nobody /usr/bin/git
                                   git daemon --inetd --verbose --export-all
               In this example, the root-level directory /pub will contain a
               subdirectory for each virtual host name supported. Further, both
               hosts advertise repositories simply as
               git:// For pre-1.4.0 clients, a
               symlink from /software into the appropriate default repository
               could be made as well.
           git daemon as regular daemon for virtual hosts
               To set up git daemon as a regular, non-inetd service that handles
               repositories for multiple virtual hosts based on their IP
               addresses, start the daemon like this:
                           git daemon --verbose --export-all
               In this example, the root-level directory /pub will contain a
               subdirectory for each virtual host IP address supported.
               Repositories can still be accessed by hostname though, assuming
               they correspond to these IP addresses.
           selectively enable/disable services per repository
               To enable git archive --remote and disable git fetch against a
               repository, have the following in the configuration file in the
               repository (that is the file config next to HEAD, refs and
                                   uploadpack = false
                                   uploadarch = true


           git daemon will set REMOTE_ADDR to the IP address of the client that
           connected to it, if the IP address is available. REMOTE_ADDR will be

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