Erik’s Brain

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Git Compression

My local copy of the Git repo I use for a project was starting to feel a little bit slow. Now, keep in mind, this is a big, old repo that around twenty different people make dozens of commits to each day. I hadn’t done any maintenance on it since I first cloned it to my computer back in August.

Before and After

Take a look at the difference in “size on disk” and the number of items. git gc --aggressive is no joke!

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