This was added in ff5effd (include agent identifier in capability string, 2012-08-03), but neither the syntax nor the semantics were ever documented outside of the commit message.
Signed-off-by: Jeff King <p...@peff.net> --- Documentation/technical/protocol-capabilities.txt | 17 ++++++++++++++++- 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-) diff --git a/Documentation/technical/protocol-capabilities.txt b/Documentation/technical/protocol-capabilities.txt index 9bc2a10..d35159e 100644 --- a/Documentation/technical/protocol-capabilities.txt +++ b/Documentation/technical/protocol-capabilities.txt @@ -22,7 +22,8 @@ The 'ofs-delta' and 'side-band-64k' capabilities are sent and recognized recognized by the receive-pack (push to server) process. The 'ofs-delta' and 'side-band-64k' capabilities are sent and recognized -by both upload-pack and receive-pack protocols. +by both upload-pack and receive-pack protocols. The 'agent' capability +may optionally be sent in both protocols. All other capabilities are only recognized by the upload-pack (fetch from server) process. @@ -123,6 +124,20 @@ send/read OBJ_OFS_DELTA (aka type 6) in a packfile. its base by position in pack rather than by an obj-id. That is, they can send/read OBJ_OFS_DELTA (aka type 6) in a packfile. +agent +----- + +The server may optionally send a capability of the form `agent=X` to +notify the client that the server is running version `X`. The client may +optionally return its own agent string by responding with an `agent=Y` +capability (but it MUST NOT do so if the server did not mention the +agent capability). The `X` and `Y` strings may contain any printable +ASCII characters except space (i.e., the byte range 32 < x < 127), and +are typically of the form "package/version" (e.g., "git/126.96.36.199"). The +agent strings are purely informative for statistics and debugging +purposes, and MUST NOT be used to programatically assume the presence +or absence of particular features. + shallow ------- -- 1.8.3.rc1.30.gff0fb75 -- 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