"Olsen, Alan R" <alan.r.ol...@intel.com> writes:

> I have found that if I add a remote and do a "git fetch -t -f
> remote_name" that it *only* pulls tags.
> Reading the man page it seems like it should pull all the remotes
> and all the tags and the commits only reachable by tags.

This is what appears in the documentation we ship these days.

            This is a short-hand for giving "refs/tags/*:refs/tags/*"
            refspec from the command line, to ask all tags to be fetched
            and stored locally.  Because this acts as an explicit
            refspec, the default refspecs (configured with the
            remote.$name.fetch variable) are overridden and not used.


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