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git remote helper

A git remote helper is an application that helps git implement custom communication logic with remote repositories (or simply remotes). Git runs the remote helper subprocess and communicates with it to operate a custom remote. It’s an alternative to standard communication protocols like SSH and HTTPS.

Remote helpers allow developers to implement various remote interaction scenarios with git, including:

  • integrating git into cloud storage remotes
  • performing end-to-end encryption while transferring repository objects
  • storing a repository in encrypted single-file storage (e.g., an SQLite database)
  • interacting with other version control systems

Steps to Install git-remote-gitopia#

You need to install git-remote-gitopia helper so that your git command line can understand gitopia:// transport.