SYNOPSIS

git-ls-remote [--heads] [--tags] [-u <exec> | --upload-pack <exec>] <repository> <refs>…

DESCRIPTION

Displays references available in a remote repository along with the associated commit IDs.

OPTIONS

-h|--heads, -t|--tags

Limit to only refs/heads and refs/tags, respectively. These options are not mutually exclusive; when given both, references stored in refs/heads and refs/tags are displayed.

-u <exec>, --upload-pack=<exec>

Specify the full path of gitlink:git-upload-pack[1] on the remote host. This allows listing references from repositories accessed via SSH and where the SSH daemon does not use the PATH configured by the user. Also see the --exec option for gitlink:git-peek-remote[1].

<repository>

Location of the repository. The shorthand defined in $GIT_DIR/branches/ can be used. Use "." (dot) to list references in the local repository.

<refs>…

When unspecified, all references, after filtering done with --heads and --tags, are shown. When <refs>… are specified, only references matching the given patterns are displayed.

EXAMPLES

$ git ls-remote --tags ./.
d6602ec5194c87b0fc87103ca4d67251c76f233a        refs/tags/v0.99
f25a265a342aed6041ab0cc484224d9ca54b6f41        refs/tags/v0.99.1
7ceca275d047c90c0c7d5afb13ab97efdf51bd6e        refs/tags/v0.99.3
c5db5456ae3b0873fc659c19fafdde22313cc441        refs/tags/v0.99.2
0918385dbd9656cab0d1d81ba7453d49bbc16250        refs/tags/junio-gpg-pub
$ git ls-remote http://www.kernel.org/pub/scm/git/git.git master pu rc
5fe978a5381f1fbad26a80e682ddd2a401966740        refs/heads/master
c781a84b5204fb294c9ccc79f8b3baceeb32c061        refs/heads/pu
b1d096f2926c4e37c9c0b6a7bf2119bedaa277cb        refs/heads/rc
$ echo http://www.kernel.org/pub/scm/git/git.git >.git/branches/public
$ git ls-remote --tags public v\*
d6602ec5194c87b0fc87103ca4d67251c76f233a        refs/tags/v0.99
f25a265a342aed6041ab0cc484224d9ca54b6f41        refs/tags/v0.99.1
c5db5456ae3b0873fc659c19fafdde22313cc441        refs/tags/v0.99.2
7ceca275d047c90c0c7d5afb13ab97efdf51bd6e        refs/tags/v0.99.3

Author

Written by Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>

GIT

Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite