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1 git-prune-packed(1)
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4 NAME
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6 git-prune-packed - Program used to remove the extra object files that are now
7 residing in a pack file.
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10 SYNOPSIS
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12 'git-prune-packed'
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14 DESCRIPTION
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16 This program search the GIT_OBJECT_DIR for all objects that currently exist in
17 a pack file as well as the independent object directories.
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19 All such extra objects are removed.
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21 A pack is a collection of objects, individually compressed, with delta
22 compression applied, stored in a single file, with an associated index file.
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24 Packs are used to reduce the load on mirror systems, backup engines, disk storage, etc.
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26 Author
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28 Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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30 Documentation
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32 Documentation by Ryan Anderson <ryan@michonline.com>
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34 See-Also
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36 gitlink:git-pack-objects[1]
37 gitlink:git-repack[1]
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39 GIT
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41 Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite
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