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authorMatt Kraai <kraai@ftbfs.org>2007-09-21 13:43:44 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2007-09-21 19:54:11 (GMT)
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Move the paragraph specifying where the .idx and .pack files should be
Signed-off-by: Matt Kraai <kraai@ftbfs.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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@@ -25,16 +25,16 @@ is efficient to access. The packed archive format (.pack) is
designed to be unpackable without having anything else, but for
random access, accompanied with the pack index file (.idx).
+Placing both in the pack/ subdirectory of $GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY (or
+any of the directories on $GIT_ALTERNATE_OBJECT_DIRECTORIES)
+enables git to read from such an archive.
+
'git-unpack-objects' command can read the packed archive and
expand the objects contained in the pack into "one-file
one-object" format; this is typically done by the smart-pull
commands when a pack is created on-the-fly for efficient network
transport by their peers.
-Placing both in the pack/ subdirectory of $GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY (or
-any of the directories on $GIT_ALTERNATE_OBJECT_DIRECTORIES)
-enables git to read from such an archive.
-
In a packed archive, an object is either stored as a compressed
whole, or as a difference from some other object. The latter is
often called a delta.