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Git Repo Size

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Community Member, 135 Posts

26 June 2014 at 1:13pm

One of the advantages of Git is its history. You have it all. That's also the snag. The Silverstripe repos are getting huge. I just cloned the framework repo and it's grown to 45MB!

I know I should perhaps be using git fetch but maybe the 2.0.X branches could be pruned.



Community Member, 473 Posts

28 June 2014 at 12:24am

That will have almost no effect on the size of the repo. Branches are just a file that points at a commit. Deleting the branch just deletes that pointer, all the underlying commits are still there.

Deleting the commits won't work either, as they're needed to be able to build up the current state.


Community Member, 135 Posts

30 June 2014 at 10:25am

Well, thats me told!