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Deleting binary from Repo

Development team included a large zip file in their repositories and wants to get rid of this file so that any future clones do not receive this file.  Its been happening for months so there will be a lot to clean up.   Any recommendations on best path to resolve ?

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Hi!

Try to use "filter-branch"

git filter-branch --tree-filter 'rm -f ./YourLargeFile.zip' HEAD

 WARNING! The rewritten history will have different object names for all the objects and will not converge with the original branch. 

 

for more information see:  https://git-scm.com/docs/git-filter-branch

This needs to be done on the local repo?   Is there a way to do in on the bitbucket server itself?   This is a very active repo. 

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