On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 3:42 PM, Ramkumar Ramachandra
>> As Junio mentioned, that is what "--thin" is about; the sender omits the
>> base and the receiver adds it back in ("index-pack --fix-thin").
> Yeah, I read about the --thin option. However, it's only for
> network-packs (i.e --stdout; why?). Also, is it turned on by default?
> The documentation says so, but I ran it and found that the value of
> thin is 0 in builtin/push.c:316. What is going on?
--thin is enabled by default for fetch (see
transport.c:transport_get()) but it's only effective when the server
advertises "thin-pack" capability (see protocol-capabilities.txt).
push has --thin turned off by default favoring server resources over
network traffic, see a4503a1 (Make --no-thin the default in git-push
to save server resources - 2007-09-09)
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