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git-prune-packed - Man Page

Remove extra objects that are already in pack files


git prune-packed [-n | --dry-run] [-q | --quiet]


This program searches the $GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY for all objects that currently exist in a pack file as well as in the independent object directories.

All such extra objects are removed.

A pack is a collection of objects, individually compressed, with delta compression applied, stored in a single file, with an associated index file.

Packs are used to reduce the load on mirror systems, backup engines, disk storage, etc.


-n,  --dry-run

Don’t actually remove any objects, only show those that would have been removed.

-q,  --quiet

Squelch the progress indicator.

See Also

git-pack-objects(1) git-repack(1)


Part of the git(1) suite

Referenced By

git(1), git-pack-objects(1), git-pack-redundant(1), git-repack(1).

05/31/2024 Git 2.45.2 Git Manual