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authorJohannes Schindelin <>2015-06-22 15:27:23 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2015-06-23 21:27:37 (GMT)
commit1335f732892601368876e0e41c9ea288c2ab18f3 (patch)
treea6672a458f7a39c7333273e1b336862291be9d3c /Documentation/config.txt
parentcd94c6f91ee92ffb0592696170fa84f426b839ab (diff)
fsck: support ignoring objects in `git fsck` via fsck.skiplist
Identical to support in `git receive-pack for the config option `receive.fsck.skiplist`, we now support ignoring given objects in `git fsck` via `fsck.skiplist` altogether. This is extremely handy in case of legacy repositories where it would cause more pain to change incorrect objects than to live with them (e.g. a duplicate 'author' line in an early commit object). Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -1253,6 +1253,14 @@ that setting `fsck.missingEmail = ignore` will hide that issue.
This feature is intended to support working with legacy repositories
which cannot be repaired without disruptive changes.
+ The path to a sorted list of object names (i.e. one SHA-1 per
+ line) that are known to be broken in a non-fatal way and should
+ be ignored. This feature is useful when an established project
+ should be accepted despite early commits containing errors that
+ can be safely ignored such as invalid committer email addresses.
+ Note: corrupt objects cannot be skipped with this setting.
The depth parameter used in the delta compression
algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults