[PATCH 1/3] gc.txt: more details about what gc does
- Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2018 10:39:16 +0700
- From: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <pclouds@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [PATCH 1/3] gc.txt: more details about what gc does
Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <pclouds@xxxxxxxxx>
Documentation/git-gc.txt | 12 ++++++++++--
1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Documentation/git-gc.txt b/Documentation/git-gc.txt
index 571b5a7e3c..862c931104 100644
@@ -15,8 +15,9 @@ DESCRIPTION
Runs a number of housekeeping tasks within the current repository,
such as compressing file revisions (to reduce disk space and increase
-performance) and removing unreachable objects which may have been
-created from prior invocations of 'git add'.
+performance), removing unreachable objects which may have been
+created from prior invocations of 'git add', packing refs, pruning
+reflog, rerere or stale working trees.
Users are encouraged to run this task on a regular basis within
each repository to maintain good disk space utilization and good
@@ -59,6 +60,10 @@ then existing packs (except those marked with a `.keep` file)
are consolidated into a single pack by using the `-A` option of
'git repack'. Setting `gc.autoPackLimit` to 0 disables
automatic consolidation of packs.
+If `git gc --auto` goes ahead because of either too loose objects or
+packs, all other housekeeping tasks (e.g. rerere, working trees,
+reflog...) will also be be performed.
Prune loose objects older than date (default is 2 weeks ago,
@@ -133,6 +138,9 @@ The optional configuration variable `gc.pruneExpire` controls how old
the unreferenced loose objects have to be before they are pruned. The
default is "2 weeks ago".
+The optional gc.worktreePruneExpire controls how old a stale working
+tree before `git worktree prune` deletes it. The default is "3 months