The document says one cannot push from a shallow clone. But that is not true (maybe it was at some point in the past). The client does not stop such a push nor does it give any indication to the receiver that this is a shallow push. If the receiver accepts it, it's in.
Since 52fed6e (receive-pack: check connectivity before concluding "git push" - 2011-09-02), receive-pack is prepared to deal with broken push, a shallow push can't cause any corruption. Update the document to reflect that. Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <pclo...@gmail.com> --- Documentation/git-clone.txt | 12 +++++++----- 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-) diff --git a/Documentation/git-clone.txt b/Documentation/git-clone.txt index 450f158..85769b8 100644 --- a/Documentation/git-clone.txt +++ b/Documentation/git-clone.txt @@ -182,11 +182,13 @@ objects from the source repository into a pack in the cloned repository. --depth <depth>:: Create a 'shallow' clone with a history truncated to the specified number of revisions. A shallow repository has a - number of limitations (you cannot clone or fetch from - it, nor push from nor into it), but is adequate if you - are only interested in the recent history of a large project - with a long history, and would want to send in fixes - as patches. + number of limitations (you cannot clone or fetch from it, nor + push into it), but is adequate if you are only interested in + the recent history of a large project with a long history. ++ +Pushing from a shallow clone should be avoided if the git version on +the receiver end is older than v1.7.10, or any other git +implementation that does not perform connectivity check. --[no-]single-branch:: Clone only the history leading to the tip of a single branch, -- 184.108.40.206.gc24b958 -- 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