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+ When the split index feature is used, this specifies the
+ percent of entries the split index can contain compared to the
+ total number of entries in both the split index and the shared
+ index before a new shared index is written.
+ The value should be between 0 and 100. If the value is 0 then
+ a new shared index is always written, if it is 100 a new
+ shared index is never written.
+ By default the value is 20, so a new shared index is written
+ if the number of entries in the split index would be greater
+ than 20 percent of the total number of entries.
+ See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
+ When the split index feature is used, shared index files that
+ were not modified since the time this variable specifies will
+ be removed when a new shared index file is created. The value
+ "now" expires all entries immediately, and "never" suppresses
+ expiration altogether.
+ The default value is "2.weeks.ago".
+ Note that a shared index file is considered modified (for the
+ purpose of expiration) each time a new split-index file is
+ either created based on it or read from it.
+ See linkgit:git-update-index[1].