The `git prune` documentation says:

       This runs git fsck --unreachable using all the refs
       available in refs/, optionally with additional set of
       objects specified on the command line, and prunes all
       unpacked objects unreachable from any of these head
       objects from the object database. In addition, it prunes
       the unpacked objects that are also found in packs by
       running git prune-packed.

       Note that unreachable, packed objects will remain. If this
       is not desired, see git-repack(1).

My interpretation of that is that `git prune` will not prune packed objects
by default. The following behavior seems inconsistent with that

[git@438587-beefcake01 panama.git]$ git prune -n | wc -l
[git@438587-beefcake01 panama.git]$ git fsck --unreachable | wc -l
[git@438587-beefcake01 panama.git]$ git gc --no-prune
Counting objects: 531223, done.
Delta compression using up to 24 threads.
Compressing objects: 100% (109848/109848), done.
Writing objects: 100% (531223/531223), done.
Total 531223 (delta 405288), reused 530894 (delta 404961)
[git@438587-beefcake01 panama.git]$ git prune -n | wc -l
[git@438587-beefcake01 panama.git]$ git fsck --unreachable | wc -l

It looks like `git prune -n` is telling me that it would prune the objects
that I just packed. What am I misunderstanding?

Matt McClure
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