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Re: Understanding pack format

On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 6:26 AM Farhan Khan <khanzf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to understand the pack file format and have been reading
> the documentation, specifically https://git-scm.com/docs/pack-format
> (which is in git's own git repository as
> "Documentation/technical/pack-format.txt"). I see that the file starts
> with the "PACK" signature, followed by the 4 byte version and 4 byte
> number of objects. After this, the documentation speaks about
> Undeltified and Deltified representations. I understand conceptually
> what each is, but do not know specifically how git parses it out.

If by "it" you mean the deltified representations, I think it's
actually documented in pack-format.txt. If you prefer C over English,
look at patch-delta.c