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repo gitc-init [options] [client name]


Initialize a GITC Client.

show this help message and exit

show all output
only show errors

manifest repository location
manifest branch or revision (use HEAD for default)
initial manifest file
restrict manifest projects to ones with specified group(s) [default|all|G1,G2,G3|G4,-G5,-G6]
restrict manifest projects to ones with a specified platform group [auto|all|none|linux|darwin|...]
sync any submodules associated with the manifest repo
download the manifest as a static file rather then create a git checkout of the manifest repo
create a shallow clone of the manifest repo with given depth (0 for full clone); see git clone (default: 0)

fetch only current manifest branch from server (default)
fetch all manifest branches from server
fetch tags in the manifest
don't fetch tags in the manifest

create a replica of the remote repositories rather than a client working directory
checkout an archive instead of a git repository for each project. See git archive.
use git-worktree to manage projects

location of mirror directory
dissociate from reference mirrors after clone
create a shallow clone with given depth; see git clone
perform partial clone (
disable use of partial clone (
exclude the specified projects (a comma-delimited project names) from partial clone (
filter for use with --partial-clone [default: blob:none]
use the manifest superproject to sync projects; implies -c
disable use of manifest superprojects
enable use of /clone.bundle on HTTP/HTTPS (default if not --partial-clone)
disable use of /clone.bundle on HTTP/HTTPS (default if --partial-clone)
enable Git LFS support
disable Git LFS support

repo repository location ($REPO_URL)
repo branch or revision ($REPO_REV)
do not verify repo source code

Always prompt for name/e-mail

Optional manifest file to use for this GITC client.
Name of the gitc_client instance to create or modify.

operate starting at the outermost manifest
do not operate on outer manifests
only operate on this (sub)manifest
operate on this manifest and its submanifests

Run `repo help gitc-init` to view the detailed manual.

The 'repo gitc-init' command is ran to initialize a new GITC client for use with the GITC file system.

This command will setup the client directory, initialize repo, just like repo init does, and then downloads the manifest collection and installs it in the .repo/directory of the GITC client.

Once this is done, a GITC manifest is generated by pulling the HEAD SHA for each project and generates the properly formatted XML file and installs it as .manifest in the GITC client directory.

The -c argument is required to specify the GITC client name.

The optional -f argument can be used to specify the manifest file to use for this GITC client.

October 2022 repo gitc-init