Felix Natter <fnat...@gmx.net> writes:

> I have a few questions about this:
>> As I am coming from "large depth is harmful" school, I would
>> recommend
>>  - "git repack -a -d -f" with large "--window" with reasonably short
>>    "--depth" once, 
> So something like --depth=250 and --window=500? 

I would use more like --depth=16 or 32 in my local repositories.

>> and mark the result with .keep;
> I guess you refer to a toplevel '.keep' file.

Not at all.  And it is not documented, it seems X-<.

Typically you have a pair of files in .git/objects/pack, e.g.


And you can add another file next to them


to prevent the pack from getting repacked.  I think "git clone" does
this for you after an initial import.

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