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       git-repair - Fix a broken git repository


       git-repair [--force]


       This  can  fix  a corrupt or broken git repository, which git fsck would only complain has

       It does by deleting all corrupt objects, and retreiving all missing objects  that  it  can
       from the remotes of the repository.

       If that is not sufficient to fully recover the repository, it can also reset branches back
       to commits before the corruption happened, delete branches that are  no  longer  available
       due to the lost data, and remove any missing files from the index. It will only do this if
       run with the --force option, since that rewrites history  and  throws  out  missing  data.
       Note  that the --force option never touches tags, even if they are no longer usable due to
       missing data.

       After running this command, you will probably want to run git fsck to verify it fixed  the
       repository.  Note  that fsck may still complain about objects referenced by the reflog, or
       the stash, if they were unable to be recovered. This command does  not  try  to  clean  up
       either the reflog or the stash.

       Since  this  command  unpacks  all  packs  in  the  repository, you may want to run git gc


       Joey Hess <>