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+v0.99.5, August 2005
+git-repack - Script used to pack a repository from a collection of
+objects into pack files.
+'git-repack' [-a] [-d]
+This script is used to combine all objects that do not currently
+reside in a "pack", into a pack.
+A pack is a collection of objects, individually compressed, with
+delta compression applied, stored in a single file, with an
+associated index file.
+Packs are used to reduce the load on mirror systems, backup
+engines, disk storage, etc.
+ Instead of incrementally packing the unpacked objects,
+ pack everything available into a single pack.
+ Especially useful when packing a repository that is used
+ for a private development and there no need to worry
+ about people fetching via dumb protocols from it. Use
+ with '-d'.
+ After packing, if the newly created packs make some
+ existing packs redundant, remove the redundant packs.
+Written by Linus Torvalds <>
+Documentation by Ryan Anderson <>
+git-pack-objects(1) git-prune-packed(1)
+Part of the link:git.html[git] suite