How to clone a specific Git tag


From git-clone(1) Manual Page

--branch can also take tags and detaches the HEAD at that commit in the resulting repository.

I tried

git clone --branch <tag_name> <repo_url>

But it does not work. It returns:

warning: Remote branch 2.13.0 not found in upstream origin, using HEAD instead

How to use this parameter?


git clone --depth 1 --branch <tag_name> <repo_url>

--depth 1 is optional but if you only need the state at that one revision, you probably want to skip downloading all the history up to that revision.

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