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git-prune-packed(1) Manual Page
git-prune-packed - Program used to remove the extra object files that are now residing in a pack file.
This program search the $GIT_OBJECT_DIR for all objects that currently exist in a pack file as well as the independent object directories.
All such extra objects are removed.
A pack is a collection of objects, individually compressed, with delta compression applied, stored in a single file, with an associated index file.
Packs are used to reduce the load on mirror systems, backup engines, disk storage, etc.
Don't actually remove any objects, only show those that would have been removed.
Written by Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>
Documentation by Ryan Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Part of the git7 suite