This script is used to combine all objects that do not currently
-reside in a "pack", into a pack.
+reside in a "pack", into a pack. It can also be used to re-organise
+existing packs into a single, more efficient pack.
A pack is a collection of objects, individually compressed, with
delta compression applied, stored in a single file, with an
Instead of incrementally packing the unpacked objects,
- pack everything
available into a single pack.
+ pack everything into a single pack.
Especially useful when packing a repository that is used
for private development and there is no need to worry
- about people fetching via dumb file transfer protocols
- from it. Use with '-d'.
+ about people fetching via dumb protocols from it. Use
+ with '-d'. This will clean up the objects that `git prune`
+ leaves behind, but `git fsck --full` shows as
After packing, if the newly created packs make some