I want to pull remote branch with specified commit id, how to do it?
Below command can get remote branch
$git pull remote refs/heads/$branch_name
Below command doesn't work
$git pull remote objects/$commit_id
You need to fetch it first, and then merge the commit you want. The
tools operating the fetching protocol only use refs, so if you want
to fetch (or pull) a specific version that has neither a tag nor a
branch head pointing to it, you'll have to write a new tool for that.
The end-result of the following command will be, barring side-effects
in the remote-tracking branches, identical to what you're trying to
git fetch remote && git merge $commit_id
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You can't, and that is so by design.
Consider this: You accidentally push a branch with confidential data to a
public repository. You notice it early, and quickly delete the branch
using 'git push the-repo :refs/heads/that-branch'. At this time the
objects with the confidential data are still lingering in the public
repository. But with the current behavior noone can access them even if
the SHA1 happens to be known.
No, assuming that-branch was the only ref that contained the objects.
Even if the repack happens before the branch is deleted, the objects that
were *only* in that-branch will not be sent out.