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gotadminGame of Trees repository administration

gotadmin command [-h] [arg ...]

gotadmin is the repository maintenance tool for the got(1) version control system.

got(1) stores the history of tracked files in a Git repository, as used by the Git version control system. gotadmin provides commands for inspecting and manipulating the on-disk state of Git repositories. The repository format is described in git-repository(5).

gotadmin provides global and command-specific options. Global options must precede the command name, and are as follows:

Display usage information and exit immediately.
, --version
Display program version and exit immediately.

The commands for gotadmin are as follows:

[-r repository-path]
Display information about a repository. This includes some configuration settings from got.conf(5), and the number of objects stored in the repository, in packed or loose form, as well as the current on-disk size of these objects.

The options for gotadmin info are as follows:

repository-path
Use the repository at the specified path. If not specified, assume the repository is located at or above the current working directory.
[-a] [-r repository-path] [-x reference] [reference ...]
Generate a new pack file and a corresponding pack file index. By default, add any loose objects which are reachable via any references to the generated pack file.

If one or more reference arguments is specified, only add objects which are reachable via the specified references. Each reference argument may either specify a specific reference or a reference namespace, in which case all references within this namespace will be used.

gotadmin pack always ignores references in the refs/got/ namespace, effectively treating such references as if they did not refer to any objects.

The options for gotadmin pack are as follows:

Add objects to the generated pack file even if they are already packed in a different pack file. Unless this option is specified, only loose objects will be added.
repository-path
Use the repository at the specified path. If not specified, assume the repository is located at or above the current working directory.
reference
Exclude objects reachable via the specified reference from the pack file. The reference argument may either specify a specific reference or a reference namespace, in which case all references within this namespace will be excluded. The -x option may be specified multiple times to build a list of references to exclude.

Exclusion takes precedence over inclusion. If a reference appears in both the included and excluded lists, it will be excluded.

packfile-path
Create a pack index for the pack file at packfile-path.

A pack index is required for using the corresponding pack file with got(1). Usually, a pack index will be created by commands such as gotadmin pack or got fetch as part of regular operation. The gotadmin indexpack command may be used to recover from a corrupt or missing index. A given pack file will always yield the same bit-identical index.

The provided packfile-path must be located within the objects/pack/ directory of the repository and should end in .pack. The filename of the corresponding pack index is equivalent, except that it ends in .idx.

Short alias for indexpack.
[-h] [-s] packfile-path
List the contents of the pack file at packfile-path.

Each object contained in the pack file will be displayed on a single line. The information shown includes the object ID, object type, object offset, and object size.

If a packed object is deltified against another object the delta base will be shown as well. For offset deltas, the delta base is identified via an offset into the pack file. For reference deltas, the delta base is identified via an object ID.

The provided packfile-path must be located within the objects/pack/ directory of the repository and should end in .pack.

The options for gotadmin listpack are as follows:

Show object sizes in human-readable form.
Display statistics about the pack file after listing objects. This includes the total number of objects stored in the pack file and a break-down of the number of objects per object type.
Short alias for listpack.
[-p] [-n] [-r repository-path] [-q]
Purge unreferenced loose objects from the repository and display the amount of disk space which has been freed as a result.

Unreferenced objects are present in the repository but cannot be reached via any reference in the entire refs/ namespace.

Loose objects are stored as individual files beneath the repository's objects/ directory, spread across 256 sub-directories named after the 256 possible hexadecimal values of the first byte of an object identifier.

Packed objects stored in pack files under objects/pack/ will not be purged. However, if redundant copies of packed objects exist in loose form, such redundant copies will be purged.

Objects will usually become unreferenced as a result of deleting branches or tags with got branch -d or got tag -d. Deleting arbitrary references with got ref -d may also leave unreferenced objects behind.

In order to determine the set of objects which are referenced, search all references for commit objects and tag objects, and traverse the corresponding tree object hierarchies. Any loose object IDs not encountered during this search are unreferenced and thus subject to removal. Display the number of commits which have been searched to indicate progress.

References in the refs/got namespace may prevent objects from being purged. This includes references in the refs/got/worktree namespace created by got checkout and got update, as well as references in the refs/got/backup namespace created by got rebase and got histedit. gotadmin cleanup will only purge corresponding objects once such references have been deleted with got ref -d.

Some Git repositories contain pack index files which lack a corresponding pack file, which is an inconsistent repository state. In such cases, gotadmin cleanup -p -n will display a list of affected pack index files. Whenever possible the missing pack files should be restored. If restoring missing pack files is not possible then affected pack index files can be removed with gotadmin cleanup -p.

The “preciousObjects” Git extension is intended to prevent the removal of objects from a repository. gotadmin cleanup will refuse to operate on repositories where this extension is active.

The options for gotadmin cleanup are as follows:

Instead of purging unreferenced loose objects, remove any pack index files which do not have a corresponding pack file.
Display the usual progress output and summary information but do not actually remove any files from disk.
repository-path
Use the repository at the specified path. If not specified, assume the repository is located at or above the current working directory.
Suppress progress reporting and disk space summary output.
Short alias for cleanup.

The gotadmin utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

got(1), tog(1), git-repository(5), got.conf(5)

Stefan Sperling <stsp@openbsd.org>
Ori Bernstein <ori@openbsd.org>

gotadmin is a work-in-progress and some features remain to be implemented.

At present, the user has to fall back on git(1) to perform some tasks. In particular:

Disk space savings reported by gotadmin cleanup will be misleading if the repository contains object files that were hard-linked from another repository. Such hard-links will be created by certain git(1) commands. By itself, got(1) will never create hard-linked object files.

July 26, 2021 OpenBSD 6.9