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How is a folder and all of its contests removed from a repository.

Repositories have a 2GB size limit. To save space, how is an old or underused folder of source code removed from a repository of many source code folders?

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Hello @D.,

You need to not only remove such files from the current state of the repo but also from its history to save space. This is called rewriting history, specifically filter-branch command. There're some tools like BFG which can help with this, but the exact steps depend on your actual scenario.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.


The idea of "rewriting history" sounds intriguing. I will give it a go and report back.

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