git-count-objects - Man Page

Count unpacked number of objects and their disk consumption

Examples (TL;DR)


git count-objects [-v] [-H | --human-readable]


This counts the number of unpacked object files and disk space consumed by them, to help you decide when it is a good time to repack.


-v, ā€‰--verbose

Report in more detail:

count: the number of loose objects

size: disk space consumed by loose objects, in KiB (unless -H is specified)

in-pack: the number of in-pack objects

size-pack: disk space consumed by the packs, in KiB (unless -H is specified)

prune-packable: the number of loose objects that are also present in the packs. These objects could be pruned using git prune-packed.

garbage: the number of files in object database that are neither valid loose objects nor valid packs

size-garbage: disk space consumed by garbage files, in KiB (unless -H is specified)

alternate: absolute path of alternate object databases; may appear multiple times, one line per path. Note that if the path contains non-printable characters, it may be surrounded by double-quotes and contain C-style backslashed escape sequences.

-H, ā€‰--human-readable

Print sizes in human readable format


Part of the git(1) suite

Referenced By


2021-10-12 Git 2.33.1 Git Manual