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authorNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <>2013-02-23 02:29:31 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-02-23 21:18:27 (GMT)
commit647d87947f8248df5608f621ece8b1dc875fa859 (patch)
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update-index: list supported idx versions and their features
Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Reviewed-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -145,7 +145,15 @@ you will need to handle the situation manually.
--index-version <n>::
Write the resulting index out in the named on-disk format version.
- The current default version is 2.
+ Supported versions are 2, 3 and 4. The current default version is 2
+ or 3, depending on whether extra features are used, such as
+ `git add -N`.
+Version 4 performs a simple pathname compression that reduces index
+size by 30%-50% on large repositories, which results in faster load
+time. Version 4 is relatively young (first released in in 1.8.0 in
+October 2012). Other Git implementations such as JGit and libgit2
+may not support it yet.
Only meaningful with `--stdin` or `--index-info`; paths are