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authorJunio C Hamano <>2007-09-24 00:13:55 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-09-24 00:13:55 (GMT)
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parent15eda0202aa3c63fa7b8f9f72df86f4e50eb1d2b (diff)
Merge branch 'maint'
* maint: git-svn: don't attempt to spawn pager if we don't want one Supplant the "while case ... break ;; esac" idiom User Manual: add a chapter for submodules user-manual: don't assume refs are stored under .git/refs Detect exec bit in more cases. Conjugate "search" correctly in the git-prune-packed man page. Move the paragraph specifying where the .idx and .pack files should be Documentation/git-lost-found.txt: drop unnecessarily duplicated name.
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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.