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authorJunio C Hamano <>2005-09-08 00:26:23 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2005-09-08 00:45:20 (GMT)
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Big tool rename.
As promised, this is the "big tool rename" patch. The primary differences since 0.99.6 are: (1) git-*-script are no more. The commands installed do not have any such suffix so users do not have to remember if something is implemented as a shell script or not. (2) Many command names with 'cache' in them are renamed with 'index' if that is what they mean. There are backward compatibility symblic links so that you and Porcelains can keep using the old names, but the backward compatibility support is expected to be removed in the near future. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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+v0.99.5, Aug 2005
+git-prune - Prunes all unreachable objects from the object database
+'git-prune' [-n]
+This runs `git-fsck-objects --unreachable` using the heads
+specified on the command line (or `$GIT_DIR/refs/heads/\*` and
+`$GIT_DIR/refs/tags/\*` if none is specified), and prunes all
+unreachable objects from the object database. In addition, it
+prunes the unpacked objects that are also found in packs by
+running `git prune-packed`.
+ Do not remove anything; just report what it would
+ remove.
+Written by Linus Torvalds <>
+Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <>.
+Part of the link:git.html[git] suite