> From: "Philip Oakley" <philipoak...@iee.org>
> Sounds like the 'git gc' needs an option to deliberately prune specific
> files and/or large objects for such a case. Maybe something to discuss
> on the main Git list - no doubt some discussion as to what the command
> format would be and why it whould be relevenant and any regression
Well, you can get close to that by setting "--prune=now". Normally
"git gc" won't remove objects to which there are no pointers until 2
weeks after the object was created. But "--prune=now" lets "git gc"
eliminate them immediately if they are dangling.
If the file gets recorded in a commit, but the commit is rolled back
(by resetting the branch tip to an earlier commit), then the reflog
for the branch may retain a pointer to the now-unused commit. You can
get around that by setting gc.reflogExpire.
There's more information in the "git gc" manual page.
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