On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 17:18:30 -0700 (PDT)
TSU <tonysu...@gmail.com> wrote:
> The second reason you gave is my objective, am looking to perform a
> remote "copy" operation from one branch (master) to another
> (gh-pages), and try to execute that without downloading to the
> client, so as to avoid unnecessary downloading to the client if not
This is not really possible with Git client *solely,* because remote
repositories are not at all special to Git (which is a DVCS system).
AFAIK Git can only fetch history from a remote or push history to a
remote (also delete named references there, as a special case--by
pushing nothing to them).
There *is* a way to perform true remote copy iff you have a shell
access on the remote machine (well, this is obvious, but I think some
people underestimate what SSH can do for them). But this is not the
case for github and other specialized Git hosting solutions, which use
virtualized users and lock down as much as possible.
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