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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.38-rc1
On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 09:56:38PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Btw, what may confuse you a bit is that the on-disk representation of
> the newly received pack ends up being about 69MB, ie the 21MiB of
> network traffic almost tripled in size as a result of that "resolving
> deltas" thing. That's because git pack-files are designed to always be
> stand-alone, so on disk, the pack-file will always contain the base
> objects needed to expand all the deltas.

When I first started using git (2006?) I was recommended to use "-k"
when doing a fetch or pull. I don't even remember why it was
recommended. I still do it, but is it necessary?

All the help says is:

-k, --keep
Keep downloaded pack.

-- Steve

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