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authorJunio C Hamano <>2005-06-29 09:51:27 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <>2005-06-29 16:11:39 (GMT)
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[PATCH] Add git-verify-pack command.
Given a list of <pack>.idx files, this command validates the index file and the corresponding .pack file for consistency. This patch also uses the same validation mechanism in fsck-cache when the --full flag is used. During normal operation, sha1_file.c verifies that a given .idx file matches the .pack file by comparing the SHA1 checksum stored in .idx file and .pack file as a minimum sanity check. We may further want to check the pack signature and version when we map the pack, but that would be a separate patch. Earlier, errors to map a pack file was not flagged fatal but led to a random fatal error later. This version explicitly die()s when such an error is detected. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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+v0.1, June 2005
+git-verify-pack - Validate packed GIT archive files.
+'git-verify-pack' <pack>.idx ...
+Reads given idx file for packed GIT archive created with
+git-pack-objects command and verifies idx file and the
+corresponding pack file.
+<pack>.idx ...::
+ The idx files to verify.
+Written by Junio C Hamano <>
+Documentation by Junio C Hamano
+Part of the link:git.html[git] suite