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authorSam Vilain <>2007-06-30 08:56:12 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-06-30 17:50:18 (GMT)
commit38d697a156f6e6702cfe9d460296cb521e3fb1b2 (patch)
treec81f317106bc236fbffab25ac6e6bcc6b5b5e590 /Documentation/git-repack.txt
parentb8336519450fdedc8f9cafebc73f7a0226e34e1f (diff)
repack: improve documentation on -a option
Some minor enhancements to the git-repack manual page. Signed-off-by: Sam Vilain <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -14,7 +14,8 @@ DESCRIPTION
This script is used to combine all objects that do not currently
-reside in a "pack", into a pack.
+reside in a "pack", into a pack. It can also be used to re-organise
+existing packs into a single, more efficient pack.
A pack is a collection of objects, individually compressed, with
delta compression applied, stored in a single file, with an
@@ -28,11 +29,13 @@ OPTIONS
Instead of incrementally packing the unpacked objects,
- pack everything available into a single pack.
+ pack everything referenced into a single pack.
Especially useful when packing a repository that is used
for private development and there is no need to worry
- about people fetching via dumb file transfer protocols
- from it. Use with '-d'.
+ about people fetching via dumb protocols from it. Use
+ with '-d'. This will clean up the objects that `git prune`
+ leaves behind, but `git fsck --full` shows as
+ dangling.
After packing, if the newly created packs make some