Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> writes:
> Tim Chase wrote:
>> cd .git/refs
>> mkdir -p closed
>> mv heads/BUG-123 closed
> That breaks with packed refs (see git-pack-refs(1)), which are a normal
> thing to encounter after garbage collection.
- if BUG-123 branch was placed in packed-refs file in the past
(which may be older than what you have right now at heads/BUG-123
as a loose ref), the above procedure will still make it appear in
your "git branch --list" output, pointing at a possibly old
commit that may even have been pruned away.
- if BUG-123 branch was placed in packed-refs file and you haven't
touched that branch since then, heads/BUG-123 file would not
exist, "mv" will fail, and you won't see closed/BUG-123 at the
end of the procedure.
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