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git-unpack-objects(1)
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NAME
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git-unpack-objects - Unpack objects from a packed archive
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SYNOPSIS
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[verse]
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'git unpack-objects' [-n] [-q] [-r] [--strict] <pack-file
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DESCRIPTION
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Read a packed archive (.pack) from the standard input, expanding
the objects contained within and writing them into the repository in
"loose" (one object per file) format.

Objects that already exist in the repository will *not* be unpacked
from the pack-file.  Therefore, nothing will be unpacked if you use
this command on a pack-file that exists within the target repository.

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See linkgit:git-repack[1] for options to generate
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new packs and replace existing ones.
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OPTIONS
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-n::
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        Dry run.  Check the pack file without actually unpacking
	the objects.
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-q::
	The command usually shows percentage progress.  This
	flag suppresses it.

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-r::
	When unpacking a corrupt packfile, the command dies at
	the first corruption.  This flag tells it to keep going
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	and make the best effort to recover as many objects as
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	possible.

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--strict::
	Don't write objects with broken content or links.

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GIT
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Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite