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authorJohannes Schindelin <>2007-02-13 13:01:42 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-02-13 17:19:34 (GMT)
commitc2120e5e4b9f7c548b0c49f914bc0881d7cece6f (patch)
tree84b26d22f171fb249428fc22c533c50921f9cbb5 /Documentation/git-gc.txt
parent85b1f98871f19617ff7ee8ec245fe4e817a74aa4 (diff)
git-gc: run pack-refs by default unless the repo is bare
The config variable gc.packrefs is tristate now: "true", "false" and "notbare", where "notbare" is the default. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -62,6 +62,10 @@ The optional configuration variable 'gc.rerereunresolved' indicates
how long records of conflicted merge you have not resolved are
kept. This defaults to 15 days.
+The optional configuration variable 'gc.packrefs' determines if
+`git gc` runs `git-pack-refs`. Without the configuration, `git-pack-refs`
+is not run in bare repositories by default, to allow older dumb-transport
+clients fetch from the repository, but this will change in the future.
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