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authorJohannes Schindelin <>2007-11-29 20:59:55 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-11-30 23:47:01 (GMT)
commitf01913e4190bed98f918ec575229943a0ee47d83 (patch)
treec04e9f0017668acdb60db48bb4c0dd88cc8606dc /Documentation/git-prune.txt
parent28391a80a94d2b59d1d21f8264fe5dab91d77249 (diff)
Add "--expire <time>" option to 'git prune'
Earlier, 'git prune' would prune all loose unreachable objects. This could be quite dangerous, as the objects could be used in an ongoing operation. This patch adds a mode to expire only loose, unreachable objects which are older than a certain time. For example, by git prune --expire 14.days you can prune only those objects which are loose, unreachable and older than 14 days (and thus probably outdated). The implementation uses st.st_mtime rather than st.st_ctime, because it can be tested better, using 'touch -d <time>' (and omitting the test when the platform does not support that command line switch). Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-prune.txt b/Documentation/git-prune.txt
index 0ace233..9835bdb 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-prune.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-prune.txt
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ git-prune - Prune all unreachable objects from the object database
-'git-prune' [-n] [--] [<head>...]
+'git-prune' [-n] [--expire <expire>] [--] [<head>...]
@@ -31,6 +31,9 @@ OPTIONS
Do not interpret any more arguments as options.
+\--expire <time>::
+ Only expire loose objects older than <time>.
In addition to objects
reachable from any of our references, keep objects