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From: "Robert P. J. Day" <>
To: Git Mailing list <>
Subject: is it "git gc --prune=now" or "git gc --prune=all"?
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2019 03:26:37 -0500 (EST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <alpine.LFD.2.21.1903020323110.16672@localhost.localdomain> (raw)

  more pedantry, but digging through "git gc", the man page reads:

           Prune loose objects older than date (default is 2 weeks
           ago, overridable by the config variable gc.pruneExpire).
           --prune=all prunes loose objects regardless of their age

but the code for gc.c contains a check for "now" (which actually makes
more sense semantically):

  static void add_repack_all_option(struct string_list *keep_pack)
        if (prune_expire && !strcmp(prune_expire, "now"))
                argv_array_push(&repack, "-a");
        else {
        ... snip ...

while the man page does not seem to mention the possible value of

  am i misreading something? should the man page mention the possible
value of "now" as opposed to "all"?



Robert P. J. Day                                 Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA


             reply	other threads:[~2019-03-02  8:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-03-02  8:26 Robert P. J. Day [this message]
2019-03-05  5:03 ` is it "git gc --prune=now" or "git gc --prune=all"? Jeff King
2019-03-06  0:08   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-03-09 18:13     ` Robert P. J. Day
2019-03-11  2:18       ` Junio C Hamano

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