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diff --git a/Documentation/git-gc.txt b/Documentation/git-gc.txt
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@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ git-gc - Cleanup unnecessary files and optimize the local repository
-'git-gc' [--prune] [--aggressive]
+'git-gc' [--prune] [--aggressive] [--auto]
@@ -43,6 +43,20 @@ OPTIONS
persistent, so this option only needs to be used occasionally; every
few hundred changesets or so.
+ With this option, `git gc` checks if there are too many
+ loose objects in the repository and runs
+ gitlink:git-repack[1] with `-d -l` option to pack them.
+ The threshold for loose objects is set with `` configuration
+ variable, and can be disabled by setting it to 0. Some
+ Porcelain commands use this after they perform operation
+ that could create many loose objects automatically.
+ Additionally, when there are too many packs are present,
+ they are consolidated into one larger pack by running
+ the `git-repack` command with `-A` option. The
+ threshold for number of packs is set with
+ `gc.autopacklimit` configuration variable.