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git-receive-pack - Receive what is pushed into the repository


git receive-pack
  [--reviewer <address> | --re <address>]
  [--cc <address>]


Invoked by git push and updates the project’s repository with the information fed from the git push end.

End users can supply options to this command by passing them through to git push, which will relay them automatically.


  • <project>
    The remote repository that will receive the pushed objects, and create (or update) changes. Within Gerrit Code Review this is the name of a project. The optional leading / and or trailing .git suffix will be removed, if supplied.

  • --reviewer <address>; --re <address>
    Automatically add <address> as a reviewer to any change. Deprecated, use refs/for/branch%r=address instead.

  • --cc <address>
    Carbon-copy <address> on the created or updated changes. Deprecated, use refs/for/branch%cc=address instead.


Any user who has SSH access to Gerrit.


Send a review for a change on the master branch to charlie@example.com:

        git push ssh://review.example.com:29418/project HEAD:refs/for/master%r=charlie@example.com

Send reviews, but tagging them with the topic name bug42:

        git push ssh://review.example.com:29418/project HEAD:refs/for/master%r=charlie@example.com,topic=bug42

Also CC two other parties:

        git push ssh://review.example.com:29418/project HEAD:refs/for/master%r=charlie@example.com,cc=alice@example.com,cc=bob@example.com

Configure a push macro to perform the last action:

        git config remote.charlie.url ssh://review.example.com:29418/project
        git config remote.charlie.push HEAD:refs/for/master%r=charlie@example.com,cc=alice@example.com,cc=bob@example.com

afterwards .git/config contains the following:

[remote "charlie"]
  url = ssh://review.example.com:29418/project
  push = HEAD:refs/for/master%r=charlie@example.com,cc=alice@example.com,cc=bob@example.com

and now sending a new change for review to charlie, CC’ing both alice and bob is much easier:

        git push charlie



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