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authorMichael J Gruber <>2009-06-09 16:15:47 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-06-10 06:47:49 (GMT)
commit9a8531eeba5053281e14ef14e6beb019ce17f07e (patch)
tree12e12d7a36ec3b2a0fcb9f47cb6373be429557e4 /Documentation/git-repack.txt
parentf4f78e668dd40f2d4a5bc119cccb3c34c2675c38 (diff)
git-repack.txt: Clarify implications of -a for dumb protocols
The current text makes some users feel uneasy, worrying whether '-a' could lead to corrupt repositories. Clarify that '-a' may lead to performance issues only for dumb protocols. Signed-off-by: Michael J Gruber <> Helped-by: Stephen Boyd <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -31,11 +31,14 @@ OPTIONS
Instead of incrementally packing the unpacked objects,
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 protocols from it. Use
+ for private development. Use
with '-d'. This will clean up the objects that `git prune`
leaves behind, but `git fsck --full` shows as
+Note that users fetching over dumb protocols will have to fetch the
+whole new pack in order to get any contained object, no matter how many
+other objects in that pack they already have locally.
Same as `-a`, unless '-d' is used. Then any unreachable