On Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:36:13 -0800 (PST)
Philipp Kraus <philipp.kr...@flashpixx.de> wrote:

> I have got a large Git repo, but on beginning there wasn't a
> gitignore file, so during the time there are a lot of (binary) files
> which are stored in the repository. I have add these files to a
> gitignore and run git rm to remove them, but can I rebase the repo,
> so that these files are also removed from the history? I will shrink
> the repo size.

That's a task for `git filter-branch`, not `git rebase`.
Be sure to read up a bunch of tutorials on `git filter-branch` before
embarking on this task (there are lots), and make sure you perform your
sample runs on throw-away branches (forked off those to be filtered).

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