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authorJunio C Hamano <>2014-10-14 19:38:52 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2014-10-15 21:34:45 (GMT)
commitfb1d6dabce69bce3f28a7f442da990ef8df872ac (patch)
treee4b2b407ad99e4f8fafd38f0465cf93b5a943fbb /t/
parent3c2dc76f015b4d52ef02a08c59a4546d00b475e1 (diff)
clone: --dissociate option to mark that reference is only temporary
While use of the --reference option to borrow objects from an existing local repository of the same project is an effective way to reduce traffic when cloning a project over the network, it makes the resulting "borrowing" repository dependent on the "borrowed" repository. After running git clone --reference=P $URL Q the resulting repository Q will be broken if the borrowed repository P disappears. The way to allow the borrowed repository to be removed is to repack the borrowing repository (i.e. run "git repack -a -d" in Q); while power users may know it very well, it is not easily discoverable. Teach a new "--dissociate" option to "git clone" to run this repacking for the user. Helped-by: Johannes Sixt <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/t/ b/t/
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--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -198,4 +198,21 @@ test_expect_success 'clone using repo pointed at by gitfile as reference' '
test_cmp expected "$base_dir/O/.git/objects/info/alternates"
+test_expect_success 'clone and dissociate from reference' '
+ git init P &&
+ (
+ cd P && test_commit one
+ ) &&
+ git clone P Q &&
+ (
+ cd Q && test_commit two
+ ) &&
+ git clone --no-local --reference=P Q R &&
+ git clone --no-local --reference=P --dissociate Q S &&
+ # removing the reference P would corrupt R but not S
+ rm -fr P &&
+ test_must_fail git -C R fsck &&
+ git -C S fsck