>>> "FC" == Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes:

> On Fri, Apr 14, 2023 at 3:25 PM Uwe Brauer <o...@mat.ucm.es> wrote:
>> >  1. Clone the original repo:
>> >       git clone --mirror o...@git.code.sf.net/p/matlab-emacs/src
>> That worked as I expected (as a mercurial user)
>> I just followed the instructions of the gitlab documentation but did not
>> realize that this instructions were aimed as users you have set up their
>> own local repository but not a mirror.

> Git is a true *distributed* version control system, so everyone's
> repositories can be thought of as forks. I have many repos where my
> master branch is not the upstream master branch, it contains other
> commits, and as such it's a true fork.

> Maybe `git fork` would have been a better name for `git clone`.

Well, yes, but in the case you want to move one repository from one
server to another (and check it first locally and not let the
webinterface do the transfer), then you will need the --mirror option.

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