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SYNOPSIS

git-prune-packed [-n] [-q]

DESCRIPTION

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.

OPTIONS

-n

Don't actually remove any objects, only show those that would have been removed.

-q

Squelch the progress indicator.

Author

Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

Documentation

Documentation by Ryan Anderson <ryan@michonline.com>

See Also

git1 git1

GIT

Part of the git7 suite