GIT-PRUNE(1)                     Git Manual                     GIT-PRUNE(1)

NAME         top

       git-prune - Prune all unreachable objects from the object database

SYNOPSIS         top

       git prune [-n] [-v] [--progress] [--expire <time>] [--] [<head>...]

DESCRIPTION         top

           In most cases, users should run git gc, which calls git prune.
           See the section "NOTES", below.

       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. It also removes entries from .git/shallow that are not
       reachable by any ref.

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

OPTIONS         top

       -n, --dry-run
           Do not remove anything; just report what it would remove.

       -v, --verbose
           Report all removed objects.

           Show progress.

       --expire <time>
           Only expire loose objects older than <time>.

           Do not interpret any more arguments as options.

           In addition to objects reachable from any of our references, keep
           objects reachable from listed <head>s.

EXAMPLES         top

       To prune objects not used by your repository or another that borrows
       from your repository via its .git/objects/info/alternates:

           $ git prune $(cd ../another && git rev-parse --all)

NOTES         top

       In most cases, users will not need to call git prune directly, but
       should instead call git gc, which handles pruning along with many
       other housekeeping tasks.

       For a description of which objects are considered for pruning, see
       git fsck's --unreachable option.

SEE ALSO         top

       git-fsck(1), git-gc(1), git-reflog(1)

GIT         top

       Part of the git(1) suite

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