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Checking out a local git repository

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In the spirit of my post Checking out an SVN Repository from a local SVN Server, I wanted to jot down how to do so with git.


git clone file:////<host>/<share>/<path>

Based on my write up of creating local repo's on your server, written in the post Creating a simple Git Server on Ubuntu 12.04, this would be:

git clone file:////srv/git/project.git

While I copied this directly from the Stack Overflow post GIT clone repo across local file system, I figured it would help me to find it easier if I wrote a post about it :)