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Gitolite Essentials

By : Sitaram Chamarty
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Gitolite Essentials

By: Sitaram Chamarty

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Gitolite Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Getting help for commands

Getting help for a command is easy. Every Gitolite command responds with a help message when called with -h as the only argument. For example, the help message for the info command is given as follows:

$ ssh git@server info -h 

Usage:  gitolite info [-lc] [-ld] [<repo name pattern>] 

List all existing repos you can access, as well as repo name patterns you can 
create repos from (if any). 

    '-lc'       lists creators as an additional field at the end. 
    '-ld'       lists description as an additional field at the end. 

The optional pattern is an unanchored regex that will limit the repos 
searched, in both cases.  It might speed up things a little if you have more 
than a few thousand repos. 

As before, some of these options pertain to features of Gitolite we have not yet encountered, and will become clearer when that material is presented.