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From: Taylor Blau <>
Subject: [PATCH 2/7] Documentation/git-multi-pack-index.txt: clarify expire behavior
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 21:55:42 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

The `expire` sub-command of `git multi-pack-index` will never expire
`.keep` packs, regardless of whether or not any of their objects were
selected in the MIDX.

This has always been the case since 19575c7c8e (multi-pack-index:
implement 'expire' subcommand, 2019-06-10), which came after cff9711616
(multi-pack-index: prepare for 'expire' subcommand, 2019-06-10), when
this documentation was originally written.

Signed-off-by: Taylor Blau <>
 Documentation/git-multi-pack-index.txt | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-multi-pack-index.txt b/Documentation/git-multi-pack-index.txt
index b4a2378cd8..11e6dc53e3 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-multi-pack-index.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-multi-pack-index.txt
@@ -71,8 +71,9 @@ verify::
 	Delete the pack-files that are tracked by the MIDX file, but
-	have no objects referenced by the MIDX. Rewrite the MIDX file
-	afterward to remove all references to these pack-files.
+	have no objects referenced by the MIDX (with the exception of
+	`.keep` packs). Rewrite the MIDX file afterward to remove all
+	references to these pack-files.
 	Create a new pack-file containing objects in small pack-files

  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-09-20  1:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-09-20  1:55 [PATCH 0/7] midx: ignore cruft pack with `repack`, `expire` Taylor Blau
2022-09-20  1:55 ` [PATCH 1/7] Documentation/git-multi-pack-index.txt: fix typo Taylor Blau
2022-09-20  1:55 ` Taylor Blau [this message]
2022-09-20  1:55 ` [PATCH 3/7] midx.c: prevent `expire` from removing the cruft pack Taylor Blau
2022-09-22 14:08   ` Derrick Stolee
2022-09-20  1:55 ` [PATCH 4/7] midx.c: avoid cruft packs with `repack --batch-size=0` Taylor Blau
2022-09-20  1:55 ` [PATCH 5/7] midx.c: replace `xcalloc()` with `CALLOC_ARRAY()` Taylor Blau
2022-09-20  1:55 ` [PATCH 6/7] midx.c: remove unnecessary loop condition Taylor Blau
2022-09-20  1:55 ` [PATCH 7/7] midx.c: avoid cruft packs with non-zero `repack --batch-size` Taylor Blau
2022-09-20 14:39 ` [PATCH 0/7] midx: ignore cruft pack with `repack`, `expire` Christian Couder
2022-09-22 14:14 ` Derrick Stolee

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