git-peek-remote [--upload-pack=<git-upload-pack>] [<host>:]<directory>


Lists the references the remote repository has, and optionally stores them in the local repository under the same name.



Use this to specify the path to git-upload-pack on the remote side, if it is not found on your $PATH. Some installations of sshd ignores the user’s environment setup scripts for login shells (e.g. .bash_profile) and your privately installed git may not be found on the system default $PATH. Another workaround suggested is to set up your $PATH in ".bashrc", but this flag is for people who do not want to pay the overhead for non-interactive shells, but prefer having a lean .bashrc file (they set most of the things up in .bash_profile).


Same --upload-pack=<git-upload-pack>.


A remote host that houses the repository. When this part is specified, git-upload-pack is invoked via ssh.


The repository to sync from.


Written by Junio C Hamano <>


Documentation by Junio C Hamano.


Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite