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NAME         top

       git-pack-redundant - Find redundant pack files

SYNOPSIS         top

       git pack-redundant [--verbose] [--alt-odb] (--all | <pack-filename>...)

WARNING         top

       git pack-redundant has been deprecated and is scheduled for
       removal in a future version of Git. Because it can only remove
       entire duplicate packs and not individual duplicate objects, it
       is generally not a useful tool for reducing repository size. You
       are better off using git gc to do so, which will put objects into
       a new pack, removing duplicates.

       Running pack-redundant without the --i-still-use-this flag will
       fail in this release. If you believe you have a use case for
       which pack-redundant is better suited and oppose this removal,
       please contact the Git mailing list at[1].
       More information about the list is available at .

DESCRIPTION         top

       This program computes which packs in your repository are
       redundant. The output is suitable for piping to xargs rm if you
       are in the root of the repository.

       git pack-redundant accepts a list of objects on standard input.
       Any objects given will be ignored when checking which packs are
       required. This makes the following command useful when wanting to
       remove packs which contain unreachable objects.

       git fsck --full --unreachable | cut -d ' ' -f3 | \ git
       pack-redundant --all | xargs rm

OPTIONS         top

           Processes all packs. Any filenames on the command line are

           Don’t require objects present in packs from alternate object
           database (odb) directories to be present in local packs.

           Outputs some statistics to stderr. Has a small performance

SEE ALSO         top

       git-pack-objects(1) git-repack(1) git-prune-packed(1)

GIT         top

       Part of the git(1) suite

NOTES         top


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