On 12.12.2012, at 23:14, Felipe Contreras wrote: > On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 5:03 PM, Max Horn <m...@quendi.de> wrote: > >> index 5ce4cda..9a7e583 100644 >> --- a/Documentation/git-remote-helpers.txt >> +++ b/Documentation/git-remote-helpers.txt >> @@ -35,6 +35,37 @@ transport protocols, such as 'git-remote-http', >> 'git-remote-https', >> 'git-remote-ftp' and 'git-remote-ftps'. They implement the capabilities >> 'fetch', 'option', and 'push'. >> >> +INVOCATION >> +---------- >> + >> +Remote helper programs are invoked with one or (optionally) two >> +arguments. The first argument specifies a remote repository as in git; >> +it is either the name of a configured remote or a URL. The second >> +argument specifies a URL; it is usually of the form >> +'<transport>://<address>', but any arbitrary string is possible. >> +The 'GIT_DIR' environment variable is set up for the remote helper >> +and can be used to determine where to store additional data or from >> +which directory to invoke auxiliary git commands. >> + >> +When git encounters a URL of the form '<transport>://<address>', where >> +'<transport>' is a protocol that it cannot handle natively, it >> +automatically invokes 'git remote-<transport>' with the full URL as >> +the second argument. If such a URL is encountered directly on the >> +command line, the first argument is the same as the second, and if it >> +is encountered in a configured remote, the first argument is the name >> +of that remote. > > Maybe it's worth mentioning that if the alias of the remote is not > specified, the URL is used instead.
Worth a thought yeah -- but beyond the scope of this patch: I merely moved this text around, but did not touch it otherwise. > >> +A URL of the form '<transport>::<address>' explicitly instructs git to >> +invoke 'git remote-<transport>' with '<address>' as the second >> +argument. If such a URL is encountered directly on the command line, >> +the first argument is '<address>', and if it is encountered in a >> +configured remote, the first argument is the name of that remote. >> + >> +Additionally, when a configured remote has 'remote.<name>.vcs' set to >> +'<transport>', git explicitly invokes 'git remote-<transport>' with >> +'<name>' as the first argument. If set, the second argument is >> +'remote.<name>.url'; otherwise, the second argument is omitted. > > I find all this text a bit confusing. First argument, second argument, > etc. Personally, I would describe everything in the terms of alias > (1st arg), and URL (2nd arg). Yeah, I also thought about that, but as above, deliberately did not touch it here, but only moved it around. I'll be happy to revisit this on a future date, though. Thanks for the feedback, Max-- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html