1. Sorry, i don't really understand what the question is.
What does rebasing and marking with "e" mean? Is it possible to achieve
what i want with that rebasing and "e"ing?
2. We did this:
git filter-branch --index-filter 'git rm -rf --cached --ignore-unmatch
DIRECTORY/' --prune-empty --tag-name-filter cat -- --all
rm -rf .git/refs/original/ && git reflog expire --all && git gc --aggressive
That did not help, so we tried:
with no effort
Am Mittwoch, 16. Juli 2014 06:37:37 UTC+2 schrieb Magnus Therning:
> On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 07:46:52AM -0700, cemico wrote:
> > Hello Tower team,
> > I have a git project in which all files are of about 700 MB size.
> > In the .git folder lies a "pack" file which is 1.13 GB (Gigabyte)
> > I accidently commited files and folders, which don't have to be under
> > version control.
> > How do i remove let's say a "concept_art" folder from all commits (i
> > about 50 commits by now) and from the pack file?
> > I tried many things now. e.g:
> > -
> > - http://rtyley.github.io/bfg-repo-cleaner/
> > - filter-branch with "rm"
> > - git gc with prune=now and aggresive
> > and the thing i thought which must really work:
> > None of the above work as expected or better: None work like i need it
> > work.
> > Some delete all commits (the most do that), some don't delete the files
> > from all commits, all(!) don't make the "pack" file smaller after
> > all files and folders i don't want.
> > What i need is:
> > - Exclude files and folders from my repo
> > - Delete all references to theses files and folders from all commits
> > - But don't delete any old commit
> > - Rewrite the pack file, so that not any of the excluded files and
> > are in it
> > What is the way to achieve that?
> `filter-branch` is the tool to alter history in a repo, but it's not
> easy to wield. It'd be easier to help you if you answer these
> 1. Say that you were to rewrite a changeset manually using `git rebase -i`
> and marking it 'e', what shell commands would you use to modify the
> 2. Exactly what arguments did you pass to `git filter-branch`?
> Magnus Therning OpenPGP: 0xAB4DFBA4
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> integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.
> -- Alan Kay
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