git-unpack-objects - Unpack objects from a packed archive
git unpack-objects [-n] [-q] [-r] [--strict]
Read a packed archive (.pack) from the standard input, expanding the objects
contained within and writing them into the repository in "loose"
(one object per file) format.
Objects that already exist in the repository will not be
unpacked from the packfile. Therefore, nothing will be unpacked if you use
this command on a packfile that exists within the target repository.
See git-repack(1) for options to generate new packs and
replace existing ones.
Dry run. Check the pack file without actually unpacking
The command usually shows percentage progress. This flag
When unpacking a corrupt packfile, the command dies at
the first corruption. This flag tells it to keep going and make the best
effort to recover as many objects as possible.
Don’t write objects with broken content or
Die, if the pack is larger than <size>.