git-prune(1) — Linux manual page


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

NAME         top

       git-prune - Prune all unreachable objects from the object

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 an 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 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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