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       git-shell - Restricted login shell for Git-only SSH access


       chsh -s $(command -v git-shell) <user>
       git clone <user>@localhost:/path/to/repo.git
       ssh <user>@localhost


       This is a login shell for SSH accounts to provide restricted Git
       access. It permits execution only of server-side Git commands
       implementing the pull/push functionality, plus custom commands present
       in a subdirectory named git-shell-commands in the user's home


       git shell accepts the following commands after the -c option:

       git receive-pack <argument>, git upload-pack <argument>, git
       upload-archive <argument>
           Call the corresponding server-side command to support the client's
           git push, git fetch, or git archive --remote request.

       cvs server
           Imitate a CVS server. See git-cvsserver(1).

       If a ~/git-shell-commands directory is present, git shell will also
       handle other, custom commands by running "git-shell-commands/<command>
       <arguments>" from the user's home directory.


       By default, the commands above can be executed only with the -c option;
       the shell is not interactive.

       If a ~/git-shell-commands directory is present, git shell can also be
       run interactively (with no arguments). If a help command is present in
       the git-shell-commands directory, it is run to provide the user with an
       overview of allowed actions. Then a "git> " prompt is presented at
       which one can enter any of the commands from the git-shell-commands
       directory, or exit to close the connection.

       Generally this mode is used as an administrative interface to allow
       users to list repositories they have access to, create, delete, or
       rename repositories, or change repository descriptions and permissions.

       If a no-interactive-login command exists, then it is run and the
       interactive shell is aborted.


       To disable interactive logins, displaying a greeting instead:

           $ chsh -s /usr/bin/git-shell
           $ mkdir $HOME/git-shell-commands
           $ cat >$HOME/git-shell-commands/no-interactive-login <<\EOF
           printf '%s\n' "Hi $USER! You've successfully authenticated, but I do not"
           printf '%s\n' "provide interactive shell access."
           exit 128
           $ chmod +x $HOME/git-shell-commands/no-interactive-login


       ssh(1), git-daemon(1), contrib/git-shell-commands/README


       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.9.3                         08/12/2016                      git-shell(1)

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