HI all. I need some help.
I've been following the advice
to remve a directory of huge files from our repository.
It's not working.
(The huge files are a problem because we're starting to pull files across
the internet. Our goal fix is reworking the code base to use git subtrees.
But our desired simple clone of a repository pulls all of the history;
using a refspec to just get a branch would be a hack. The cause of the
problem is the huge files.)
Here are the (almost) exact commands I'm trying:
git pull # or clone to a new directory
git rm -rf ./path/to/dir/of/huge/files
git commit -a --message "Removing huge files"
git push origin master
git lola --name-status
git filter-branch -f --prune-empty -d /dev/shm/scratch --index-filter "git
rm --cached -rf --ignore-unmatch ./path/to/dir/of/huge/files"
--tag-name-filter cat -- --all
git update-ref -d refs/original/refs/heads/master
git reflog expire --expire=now --all
git gc --prune=now
git push origin master --force #which tells me I need to pull. Suspicious
git push origin master --force
I'm starting to understand what these commands do, but it's still a bit of
a recipe for me. And it's not working.
Any suggestions for what to look at or try next? What am I not seeing?
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