How to delete completely files in BitBucket GIT?


Some of my fellows put in GIT some big, unwanted files. I'm trying to permanently remove them before they slow down any GIT operation, particularly clone and tag.


I've tried to use the BFG Repo Cleaner utility. Each time I ask this tool to remove a specific file, the file is found and removed. But in the end, when I run "git push" to update the bitbucket database, everything runs fine, but in the end, the unwanted files are still present.


Any idea? Thanks.

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Answer to myself: RTFM!!


BFG Repo Cleaner works great, but before running it:

  • "git rm" / commit / push the unwanted files
  • your last commit must be "clean" because the tool won't touch it


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