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1 git-init-db(1)
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3 v0.1, May 2005
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5 NAME
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7 git-init-db - Creates an empty git object database
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10 SYNOPSIS
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12 'git-init-db'
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14 DESCRIPTION
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16 This simply creates an empty git object database - basically a `.git`
17 directory and `.git/object/??/` directories.
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19 If the 'GIT_DIR' environment variable is set then it specifies a path
20 to use instead of `./.git` for the base of the repository.
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22 If the object storage directory is specified via the 'GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY'
23 environment variable then the sha1 directories are created underneath -
24 otherwise the default `.git/objects` directory is used.
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26 "git-init-db" won't hurt an existing repository.
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29 Author
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31 Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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33 Documentation
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35 Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
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37 GIT
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39 Part of the link:git.html[git] suite
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