Clone local git repo
git clone github repositories all the time but I didn't realize you could clone a git repo on the file system.
git clone myproject myproject2
And what's crazier, I can clone the .git dir directly and I get the same result.
git clone myproject/.git myproject2
This is important because Capistrano creates a 'repo' dir on the target server that is a copy of the .git directory but is detached from any working tree (the set of files you'd normally see in a git repo).
To clone from a capistrano server you can copy the
repo dir locally and
git clone it.