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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?