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+git-repack(1)
+=============
+v0.99.5, August 2005
+
+NAME
+----
+git-repack - Script used to pack a repository from a collection of
+objects into pack files.
+
+
+SYNOPSIS
+--------
+'git-repack' [-a] [-d]
+
+DESCRIPTION
+-----------
+
+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.
+
+OPTIONS
+-------
+
+-a::
+ 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'.
+
+-d::
+ After packing, if the newly created packs make some
+ existing packs redundant, remove the redundant packs.
+
+
+Author
+------
+Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
+
+Documentation
+--------------
+Documentation by Ryan Anderson <ryan@michonline.com>
+
+See-Also
+--------
+git-pack-objects(1) git-prune-packed(1)
+
+GIT
+---
+Part of the link:git.html[git] suite
+