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authorJunio C Hamano <>2006-03-09 09:44:19 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2006-03-09 21:10:31 (GMT)
commit7aaa715d0abb12067504af08919197a67a68aca7 (patch)
tree8e00ca210a3b27082712294aacb2e33ddb07bcc4 /Documentation/git-fsck-objects.txt
parentf61c2c970c08653ade940fce678c7591abcfcde4 (diff)
fsck-objects: Remove --standalone
The fsck-objects command (back then it was called fsck-cache) used to complain if objects referred to by files in .git/refs/ or objects stored in files under .git/objects/??/ were not found as stand-alone SHA1 files (i.e. found in alternate object pools or packed archives stored under .git/objects/pack). Back then, packs and alternates were new curiosity and having everything as loose objects were the norm. When we adjusted the behaviour of fsck-cache to consider objects found in packs are OK, we introduced the --standalone flag as a backward compatibility measure. It still correctly checks if your repository is complete and consists only of loose objects, so in that sense it is doing the "right" thing, but checking that is pointless these days. This commit removes --standalone flag. See also: 23676d407c63a6f67f8ce3ff192199bda03e6a03 8a498a05c3c6b2f53db669b24f36257ab213eb4c Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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1 files changed, 4 insertions, 11 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-fsck-objects.txt b/Documentation/git-fsck-objects.txt
index 387b435..93ce9dc 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-fsck-objects.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-fsck-objects.txt
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git-fsck-objects' [--tags] [--root] [--unreachable] [--cache]
- [--standalone | --full] [--strict] [<object>*]
+ [--full] [--strict] [<object>*]
@@ -38,21 +38,14 @@ index file and all SHA1 references in .git/refs/* as heads.
Consider any object recorded in the index also as a head node for
an unreachability trace.
- Limit checks to the contents of GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY
- ($GIT_DIR/objects), making sure that it is consistent and
- complete without referring to objects found in alternate
- object pools listed in GIT_ALTERNATE_OBJECT_DIRECTORIES,
- nor packed git archives found in $GIT_DIR/objects/pack;
- cannot be used with --full.
Check not just objects in GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY
($GIT_DIR/objects), but also the ones found in alternate
- object pools listed in GIT_ALTERNATE_OBJECT_DIRECTORIES,
+ or $GIT_DIR/objects/info/alternates,
and in packed git archives found in $GIT_DIR/objects/pack
and corresponding pack subdirectories in alternate
- object pools; cannot be used with --standalone.
+ object pools.
Enable more strict checking, namely to catch a file mode