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git clone --recursive on steroids, by Square

What is git-fastclone?

It creates a reference repo with git clone --mirror in /var/tmp/git-fastclone/reference for each repository and git submodule linked in the main repo. You can control where it puts these by changing the REFERENCE_REPO_DIR environment variable.
git-fastclone is a tool in the Git Tools category of a tech stack.
git-fastclone is an open source tool with 164 GitHub stars and 20 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to git-fastclone's open source repository on GitHub

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git-fastclone's features

  • Create a reference repo for every repository and their submodules
  • Updates mirrors from origin and clones into target directory

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