On Monday, 16 February 2015 03:21:20 UTC, Dale Worley wrote:
> philli...@newcastle.ac.uk <javascript:> (Phillip Lord) writes: 
> > I have made a single branch clone of a repository. Originally, it was 
> > around 2Mb in size (compared to about 150Mb for a normal clone). Over 
> > time, though it has grown to around 20Mb. 
> > 
> > I've used a script that I found here... 
> > 
> > 
> https://stubbisms.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/git-script-to-show-largest-pack-objects-and-trim-your-waist-line/
> > 
> > To attempt to find out why. And it appears that there are many objects 
> > NOT from the branch I cloned. 
> What are the objects?  Their contents can probably tell you a great deal 
> about what sort of commit referenced them. 

They are objects from a different branch. The big ones are binary or 
generated documentation, which probably shouldn't have been there anyway. 

The repository is, essentially, using persistent branches to host different 
projects. My branch is never intended to be merged with "master", and 
contains only the files that I need.

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