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authorShawn O. Pearce <>2007-04-04 14:46:14 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-04-05 22:00:03 (GMT)
commit566842f62bdf1f16c2e94fb431445d2e6c0f3f0b (patch)
tree3c70147e9fb6cc2e8b850f32a9ecd86b8d6e6126 /
parentd72308e01c5977177cda0aed06cfeee9192e1247 (diff)
Fix lost-found to show commits only referenced by reflogs
Prior to 1.5.0 the git-lost-found utility was useful to locate commits that were not referenced by any ref. These were often amends, or resets, or tips of branches that had been deleted. Being able to locate a 'lost' commit and recover it by creating a new branch was a useful feature in those days. Unfortunately 1.5.0 added the reflogs to the reachability analysis performed by git-fsck, which means that most commits users would consider to be lost are still reachable through a reflog. So most (or all!) commits are reachable, and nothing gets output from git-lost-found. Now git-fsck can be told to ignore reflogs during its reachability analysis, making git-lost-found useful again to locate commits that are no longer referenced by a ref itself, but may still be referenced by a reflog. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/ b/
index 9360804..58570df 100755
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ fi
rm -fr "$laf" && mkdir -p "$laf/commit" "$laf/other" || exit
-git fsck --full |
+git fsck --full --no-reflogs |
while read dangling type sha1
case "$dangling" in