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    Command:

    git-fast-export

    
    
    

    SYNOPSIS

           git fast-export [options] | git fast-import
    
    
    

    DESCRIPTION

           This program dumps the given revisions in a form suitable to be piped
           into git fast-import.
    
           You can use it as a human-readable bundle replacement (see git-
           bundle(1)), or as a kind of an interactive git filter-branch.
    
    
    

    OPTIONS

           --progress=<n>
               Insert progress statements every <n> objects, to be shown by git
               fast-import during import.
    
           --signed-tags=(verbatim|warn|strip|abort)
               Specify how to handle signed tags. Since any transformation after
               the export can change the tag names (which can also happen when
               excluding revisions) the signatures will not match.
    
               When asking to abort (which is the default), this program will die
               when encountering a signed tag. With strip, the tags will be made
               unsigned, with verbatim, they will be silently exported and with
               warn, they will be exported, but you will see a warning.
    
           --tag-of-filtered-object=(abort|drop|rewrite)
               Specify how to handle tags whose tagged object is filtered out.
               Since revisions and files to export can be limited by path, tagged
               objects may be filtered completely.
    
               When asking to abort (which is the default), this program will die
               when encountering such a tag. With drop it will omit such tags from
               the output. With rewrite, if the tagged object is a commit, it will
               rewrite the tag to tag an ancestor commit (via parent rewriting;
               see git-rev-list(1))
    
           -M, -C
               Perform move and/or copy detection, as described in the git-diff(1)
               manual page, and use it to generate rename and copy commands in the
               output dump.
    
               Note that earlier versions of this command did not complain and
               produced incorrect results if you gave these options.
    
           --export-marks=<file>
               Dumps the internal marks table to <file> when complete. Marks are
               written one per line as :markid SHA-1. Only marks for revisions are
               dumped; marks for blobs are ignored. Backends can use this file to
               validate imports after they have been completed, or to save the
               marks table across incremental runs. As <file> is only opened and
               truncated at completion, the same path can also be safely given to
               --import-marks.
               fake a tagger to be able to fast-import the output.
    
           --no-data
               Skip output of blob objects and instead refer to blobs via their
               original SHA-1 hash. This is useful when rewriting the directory
               structure or history of a repository without touching the contents
               of individual files. Note that the resulting stream can only be
               used by a repository which already contains the necessary objects.
    
           [git-rev-list-args...]
               A list of arguments, acceptable to git rev-parse and git rev-list,
               that specifies the specific objects and references to export. For
               example, master\~10..master causes the current master reference to
               be exported along with all objects added since its 10th ancestor
               commit.
    
    
    

    EXAMPLES

               $ git fast-export --all | (cd /empty/repository && git fast-import)
    
           This will export the whole repository and import it into the existing
           empty repository. Except for reencoding commits that are not in UTF-8,
           it would be a one-to-one mirror.
    
               $ git fast-export master~5..master |
                       sed "s|refs/heads/master|refs/heads/other|" |
                       git fast-import
    
           This makes a new branch called other from master~5..master (i.e. if
           master has linear history, it will take the last 5 commits).
    
           Note that this assumes that none of the blobs and commit messages
           referenced by that revision range contains the string
           refs/heads/master.
    
    
    

    LIMITATIONS

           Since git fast-import cannot tag trees, you will not be able to export
           the linux-2.6.git repository completely, as it contains a tag
           referencing a tree instead of a commit.
    
    
    

    AUTHOR

           Written by Johannes E. Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de[1]>.
    
    
    

    DOCUMENTATION

           Documentation by Johannes E. Schindelin
           <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de[1]>.
    
    
    

    GIT

           Part of the git(1) suite
    
    
    

    NOTES

    
    
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