GIT-PRUNE(1) Git Manual GIT-PRUNE(1)
git-prune - Prune all unreachable objects from the object database
git prune [-n] [-v] [--progress] [--expire <time>] [--] [<head>...]
Note In most cases, users should run git gc, which calls git prune. See the section "NOTES", below. This runs git fsck --unreachable using all the refs available in refs/, optionally with additional set of objects specified on the command line, and prunes all unpacked objects unreachable from any of these head objects from the object database. In addition, it prunes the unpacked objects that are also found in packs by running git prune-packed. It also removes entries from .git/shallow that are not reachable by any ref. Note that unreachable, packed objects will remain. If this is not desired, see git-repack(1).
-n, --dry-run Do not remove anything; just report what it would remove. -v, --verbose Report all removed objects. --progress Show progress. --expire <time> Only expire loose objects older than <time>. -- Do not interpret any more arguments as options. <head>... In addition to objects reachable from any of our references, keep objects reachable from listed <head>s.
To prune objects not used by your repository or another that borrows from your repository via its .git/objects/info/alternates: $ git prune $(cd ../another && git rev-parse --all)
In most cases, users will not need to call git prune directly, but should instead call git gc, which handles pruning along with many other housekeeping tasks. For a description of which objects are considered for pruning, see git fsck's --unreachable option.
git-fsck(1), git-gc(1), git-reflog(1)
Part of the git(1) suite
This page is part of the git (Git distributed version control system) project. Information about the project can be found at ⟨http://git-scm.com/⟩. If you have a bug report for this manual page, see ⟨http://git-scm.com/community⟩. This page was obtained from the project's upstream Git repository ⟨https://github.com/git/git.git⟩ on 2021-08-27. (At that time, the date of the most recent commit that was found in the repository was 2021-08-24.) If you discover any rendering problems in this HTML version of the page, or you believe there is a better or more up-to-date source for the page, or you have corrections or improvements to the information in this COLOPHON (which is not part of the original manual page), send a mail to email@example.com Git 22.214.171.124.gc420321 08/27/2021 GIT-PRUNE(1)
Pages that refer to this page: git(1), git-gc(1)