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NAME git-shell - Restricted login shell for GIT-only SSH access

SYNOPSIS $(git --exec-path)/git-shell -c <command> <argument>

DESCRIPTION This is meant to be used as a login shell for SSH accounts you want to restrict to GIT pull/push access only. It permits execution only of server-side GIT commands implementing the pull/push functionality. The commands can be executed only by the -c option; the shell is not interactive.

Currently, only four commands are permitted to be called, git-receive-pack git-upload-pack and git-upload-archive with a single required argument, or cvs server (to invoke git-cvsserver).

AUTHOR Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org[1]>

DOCUMENTATION Documentation by Petr Baudis and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org[2]>.

GIT Part of the git(1) suite

NOTES 1. torvalds@osdl.org mailto:torvalds@osdl.org

2. git@vger.kernel.org mailto:git@vger.kernel.org

Git 1.7.1 12/08/2016 GIT-SHELL(1)