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authorChristian Couder <>2017-02-27 18:00:06 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2017-03-01 21:24:22 (GMT)
commit13c0e4c4782976fbda24fdde31d67ef29f41cb34 (patch)
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parent66f9e7a6e83e01358bc5b96c5f7f1e5b9b718779 (diff)
Documentation/git-update-index: talk about core.splitIndex config var
Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -171,6 +171,12 @@ may not support it yet.
given again, all changes in $GIT_DIR/index are pushed back to
the shared index file. This mode is designed for very large
indexes that take a significant amount of time to read or write.
+These options take effect whatever the value of the `core.splitIndex`
+configuration variable (see linkgit:git-config[1]). But a warning is
+emitted when the change goes against the configured value, as the
+configured value will take effect next time the index is read and this
+will remove the intended effect of the option.