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What is git.alt?

git.alt is a hosting for git repositories. Git.alt is integrated with gear — the system of packages building and storage.

Services similar to Git.alt are github and gitorious. git.alt differs from them in its advanced SSH repositories management interface, e-mail notifications of many kinds and relatively simplistic web-interface.

How to use?

git.alt provides the following kinds of access to the repositories:

  • SSH. Special commands are provided: repos search, cloning, creation, deletion, build invocation and control, and some auxiliary ones.
  • ssh:, git:, http: provide immediate access to repositories. With git: and http: you can only do read-only operations, ssh: gives read-write access.
  • Web interface. It is located here: and provides repos navigation and gitweb for each individual repo.

SSH access to git.alt is only granted to persons who joined ALT Linux Team.

SSH access

You can use git.alt via SSH at The login name is your ALT Linux Team username with _ (underscores) instead of - (hyphens), if there are any.

Here is an example of an entry in your ~/.ssh/config file:

Host git.alt
  Port 222
  User git_USERNAME

If your are behind a proxy, most ports are blocked etc., you can also access SSH with the address

The list of available commands is displayed, when you login to SSH without commands or with help command:

$ ssh git.alt help
Available commands:
git-receive-pack <directory>
git-upload-pack <directory>
charset <path to git repository> [<charset>]
clone <path to git repository> [<path to directory>]
find-package <pattern>
init-db <path to directory>
ls [<path to directory>]
mv-db <path to source directory> <path to destination directory>
rm-db <path to git repository>
task {list|new|show|drop|add|run} ...
build <path to gear repository> <tag name> [<binary package repository name>] [<project name>]

In all commands, the .git suffix for repositories is optional and may be omitted; but in the output of commands this suffix is always appended.