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git-ls-remote - List references in a remote repository


git ls-remote [--heads] [--tags] [--refs] [--upload-pack=<exec>]
	      [-q | --quiet] [--exit-code] [--get-url] [--sort=<key>]
	      [--symref] [<repository> [<refs>…​]]


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



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. Note that git ls-remote -h used without anything else on the command line gives help, consistent with other git subcommands.


Do not show peeled tags or pseudorefs like HEAD in the output.


Do not print remote URL to stderr.


Specify the full path of git-upload-pack 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.


Exit with status "2" when no matching refs are found in the remote repository. Usually the command exits with status "0" to indicate it successfully talked with the remote repository, whether it found any matching refs.


Expand the URL of the given remote repository taking into account any "url.<base>.insteadOf" config setting (See git-config[1]) and exit without talking to the remote.


In addition to the object pointed by it, show the underlying ref pointed by it when showing a symbolic ref. Currently, upload-pack only shows the symref HEAD, so it will be the only one shown by ls-remote.


Sort based on the key given. Prefix - to sort in descending order of the value. Supports "version:refname" or "v:refname" (tag names are treated as versions). The "version:refname" sort order can also be affected by the "versionsort.suffix" configuration variable. See git-for-each-ref[1] for more sort options, but be aware keys like committerdate that require access to the objects themselves will not work for refs whose objects have not yet been fetched from the remote, and will give a missing object error.

-o <option>

Transmit the given string to the server when communicating using protocol version 2. The given string must not contain a NUL or LF character. When multiple --server-option=<option> are given, they are all sent to the other side in the order listed on the command line.


The "remote" repository to query. This parameter can be either a URL or the name of a remote (see the GIT URLS and REMOTES sections of git-fetch[1]).


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.


$ 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 master seen rc
5fe978a5381f1fbad26a80e682ddd2a401966740	refs/heads/master
c781a84b5204fb294c9ccc79f8b3baceeb32c061	refs/heads/seen
$ git remote add korg
$ git ls-remote --tags korg v\*
d6602ec5194c87b0fc87103ca4d67251c76f233a	refs/tags/v0.99
f25a265a342aed6041ab0cc484224d9ca54b6f41	refs/tags/v0.99.1
c5db5456ae3b0873fc659c19fafdde22313cc441	refs/tags/v0.99.2
7ceca275d047c90c0c7d5afb13ab97efdf51bd6e	refs/tags/v0.99.3


Part of the git[1] suite