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git-prune-packed - 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 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.

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

Part of the git(1) suite
02/24/2019 Git 2.21.0