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NAME

       git-annex-forget - prune git-annex branch history

SYNOPSIS

       git annex forget

DESCRIPTION

       Causes  the  git-annex  branch  to  be rewritten, throwing away historical data about past
       locations of files. The resulting branch will use less space, but git annex log  will  not
       be able to show where files used to be located.

       When  this  rewritten branch is merged into other clones of the repository, git-annex will
       automatically perform the same  rewriting  to  their  local  git-annex  branches.  So  the
       forgetfulness  will  automatically  propagate  out  from  its  starting  point  until  all
       repositories running git-annex have forgotten their old history. (You may  need  to  force
       git to push the branch to any git repositories not running git-annex.)

OPTIONS

       --drop-dead

              Also prune references to repositories that have been marked as dead.

SEE ALSO

       git-annex(1)

AUTHOR

       Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>

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