tag - git ls-remote verbose

Git clone verbose mode – show each incoming object (2)

I accept @Lekensteyn answer.

If you want to trace git remote commands,add following environmental variables into your terminal.This helps you to peek into what is running behind the scenes of a git command.

export GIT_TRACE=1


Sample Cloning Result after export

I’m wondering that git clone --verbose is not very verbose. The output of executing the command is the following:

$ git clone --verbose <repo>
remote: Counting objects: 184, done
remote: Finding sources: 100% (184/184)
remote: Total 184 (delta 66), reused 183 (delta 66)
Receiving objects: 100% (184/184), 18.90 KiB, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (66/66), done. 

The expected behaviour is to see the list of the received objects one by one. Is that possible using some other options?

It is not possible to list objects (files, commits, blobs, whatever) one-by-one, simply because git packs them in a single file for efficiency reasons. For the same reason, you will only see a hidden .git folder while cloning, files will be created only if the full pack file has been downloaded.

If you are wondering, these pack files will be downloaded to .git/objects/pack/ with a name like tmp_pack_XXXXXX. (later on, it will be renamed to something like pack-*.pack with a related pack-*.idx file)