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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, August 2005
+git-repack - Script used to pack a repository from a collection of
+objects into pack files.
+'git-repack' [-a] [-d]
+This script is used to combine all objects that do not currently
+reside in a "pack", into a pack.
+A pack is a collection of objects, individually compressed, with
+delta compression applied, stored in a single file, with an
+associated index file.
+Packs are used to reduce the load on mirror systems, backup
+engines, disk storage, etc.
+ Instead of incrementally packing the unpacked objects,
+ pack everything available into a single pack.
+ Especially useful when packing a repository that is used
+ for a private development and there no need to worry
+ about people fetching via dumb protocols from it. Use
+ with '-d'.
+ After packing, if the newly created packs make some
+ existing packs redundant, remove the redundant packs.
+Written by Linus Torvalds <>
+Documentation by Ryan Anderson <>
+git-pack-objects(1) git-prune-packed(1)
+Part of the link:git.html[git] suite