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1 git-repack(1)
2 =============
3
4 NAME
5 ----
6 git-repack - Script used to pack a repository from a collection of
7 objects into pack files.
8
9
10 SYNOPSIS
11 --------
12 'git-repack' [-a] [-d] [-f] [-l] [-n] [-q]
13
14 DESCRIPTION
15 -----------
16
17 This script is used to combine all objects that do not currently
18 reside in a "pack", into a pack.
19
20 A pack is a collection of objects, individually compressed, with
21 delta compression applied, stored in a single file, with an
22 associated index file.
23
24 Packs are used to reduce the load on mirror systems, backup
25 engines, disk storage, etc.
26
27 OPTIONS
28 -------
29
30 -a::
31 Instead of incrementally packing the unpacked objects,
32 pack everything available into a single pack.
33 Especially useful when packing a repository that is used
34 for a private development and there no need to worry
35 about people fetching via dumb protocols from it. Use
36 with '-d'.
37
38 -d::
39 After packing, if the newly created packs make some
40 existing packs redundant, remove the redundant packs.
41 Also runs gitlink:git-prune-packed[1].
42
43 -l::
44 Pass the `--local` option to `git pack-objects`, see
45 gitlink:git-pack-objects[1].
46
47 -f::
48 Pass the `--no-reuse-delta` option to `git pack-objects`, see
49 gitlink:git-pack-objects[1].
50
51 -q::
52 Pass the `-q` option to `git pack-objects`, see
53 gitlink:git-pack-objects[1].
54
55 -n::
56 Do not update the server information with
57 `git update-server-info`.
58
59 Author
60 ------
61 Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
62
63 Documentation
64 --------------
65 Documentation by Ryan Anderson <ryan@michonline.com>
66
67 See Also
68 --------
69 gitlink:git-pack-objects[1]
70 gitlink:git-prune-packed[1]
71
72 GIT
73 ---
74 Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite
75