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Git Version Control Cookbook

By : Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss
Book Image

Git Version Control Cookbook

By: Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Git Version Control Cookbook
Credits
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Turning off automatic garbage collection


The automatic triggering of garbage collection can be turned off so it will not run unless manually triggered. This can be useful if you are searching the repository for a lost commit/file and want to make sure that it is not being garbage collected while searching (running Git commands).

Getting ready

We'll use the hello_world_flow_model repository again for this example:

$ git clone https://github.com/dvaske/hello_world_flow_model.git
Cloning into 'hello_world_flow_model'...
remote: Reusing existing pack: 51, done.
remote: Total 51 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
Unpacking objects: 100% (51/51), done.
Checking connectivity... done.
$ cd hello_world_flow_model
$ git checkout develop
Already on 'develop'
Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/develop'.
$ git reset --hard origin/develop
HEAD is now at 2269dcf Merge branch 'release/1.0' into develop

How to do it...

  1. To switch off the automatic garbage collection triggering, we need to set the gc.auto configuration...