Re: How to delete files and directories from git commit history?
- Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 22:26:50 +0200
- From: Christian Couder <christian.couder@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: How to delete files and directories from git commit history?
On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 9:44 PM, Steve Litt <slitt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> My project (call it myproject) had a directory (call it docs/propdir)
> that was unnecessary for the project, and I've decided I don't want to
> offer the files in that directory as free software. So I need to delete
> docs/propdir from all commits in the repository. I did the following,
> while in my working repository's myproject directory:
> git filter-branch --tree-filter 'rm -rf docs/propdir' HEAD
> What command do I do to remove all mention of doc/propdir and its
> files from my git history?
Did you check the "CHECKLIST FOR SHRINKING A REPOSITORY" section of
the filter-branch man/help page?