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git-prune-packed(1)

NAME

git-prune-packed - Program used to remove the extra object files that are now
residing in a pack file.


SYNOPSIS
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'git-prune-packed' [-n]


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

Author
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Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

Documentation
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Documentation by Ryan Anderson <ryan@michonline.com>

See Also
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gitlink:git-pack-objects[1]
gitlink:git-repack[1]

GIT
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Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite