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A note about web URLs vs git URLs, and note the "stable-queue" repository as an example.
author Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>
date Thu, 15 Nov 2007 16:27:45 -0600
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--- a/local/git-quick.html	Sat Nov 10 19:54:09 2007 -0500
+++ b/local/git-quick.html	Thu Nov 15 16:27:45 2007 -0600
@@ -73,9 +73,23 @@
 (<a href=http://git.kernel.org>Here is a list of all git repositories hosted
 on kernel.org</a>.)</p>
 
-<p>(If you forget the URL a git repository came from, it's in the file
+<p>If you forget the URL a git repository came from, it's in the file
 ".git/FETCH_HEAD".  Normally you shouldn't need to care, since git remembers
-it.)</p>
+it.</p>
+
+<p>Note that unlike Mercurial, the URLs git uses aren't the same ones you
+find repositories at on the web.  You have to translate them.  For example,
+the "stable-queue" repository at which bugfix-only patches for fourth level
+dot release of the linux kernel queue up before going in is on the web at
+<a href="http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/stable-queue.git">http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/stable-queue.git</a>.
+In this case, the corresponding git repository would be cloned with:</p>
+
+<blockquote>
+<pre>git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/stable-queue.git
+</pre>
+</blockquote>
+
+<p>I.E. replace "http://git.kernel.org/?p=" with "git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/".</p>
 
 <a name="updating"><h2>Updating your local copy</h2>