[ACCEPTED]-How to run git commands on remote without having local repo-export

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You're looking for git ls-remote. For example:

$ git ls-remote git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/git/git.git
4d8b32a2e1758236c4c1b714f179892e3bce982c    HEAD
f75a94048af9e423a3d8cba694531d0d08bd82b4    refs/heads/html
810cae53e0f622d6804f063c04a83dbc3a11b7ca    refs/heads/maint
70b5eebd65f2d47fd69073aed1d3da0f1fd7a017    refs/heads/man
4d8b32a2e1758236c4c1b714f179892e3bce982c    refs/heads/master
b9f1b13437fd0b8b1857ffbdebb9e1adc50481f0    refs/heads/next
83a9d3226b19a683a9a783bde0784c2caf19e9a1    refs/heads/pu
2309986900ed1a5744b3a81c507943593000ce32    refs/heads/todo
d5aef6e4d58cfe1549adef5b436f3ace984e8c86    refs/tags/gitgui-0.10.0
3d654be48f65545c4d3e35f5d3bbed5489820930    refs/tags/gitgui-0.10.0^{}
33682a5e98adfd8ba4ce0e21363c443bd273eb77    refs/tags/gitgui-0.10.1
729ffa50f75a025935623bfc58d0932c65f7de2f    refs/tags/gitgui-0.10.1^{}
(git.git has a lot of tags!)

You can 13 limit yourself to branches with the --heads option 12 or tags with the --tags option, or specify a pattern 11 to select refs, for example to see only 10 the git version tags from git.git, git ls-remote <url> refs/tags/v*. Or 9 you might already know exactly what ref 8 you want: git ls-remote <url> HEAD.

You can't run arbitrary commands 7 on arbitrary remotes, though. The transfer 6 protocols don't support that - they're designed 5 to support listing refs and transferring 4 objects (via packs). In particular, you 3 won't be able to do anything analogous to 2 rev-list. You'll be limited to getting SHA1s for 1 commits pointed to by refs.

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You can use curl for checking if the specific 3 url exists or not for example when i try 2 to hit angularjs existing url

$ curl -I https://github.com/angular/angularjs.org/tree/master/src
**HTTP/1.1 200 OK**
Server: GitHub.com
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:22:40 GMT

When I hit 1 on a wrong URL

$ curl -I https://github.com/angular/angularjs.org/tree/master/abcd
**HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found**
Server: GitHub.com
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:24:06 GMT

Hope this helps

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