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Re: [Orgmode] Re: Any idea why the git repo is so huge

From: Christopher Allan Webber
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Re: Any idea why the git repo is so huge
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 09:52:08 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Riley <address@hidden> writes:

> I was under the impression that the one thing that git does not
> advertise is space efficiency - it stores total file blobs for each and
> every change. So I think its efficiency is in terms of speed, not in
> terms of disk usage. And to be honest, if you worry about 54M in a
> development scenario then I'd be surprised when you consider how cheap
> disk is these days.

Git does store those as individual files initially, but once you run git
gc it'll compress them and store only the deltas in the pakfiles.

After I run git gc my orgmode .git/ directory is compressed to 44MB.
Not a huge difference, but a difference nonetheless.
 - cwebb

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