git-unpack-objects - Unpack objects from a packed archive
git unpack-objects [-n] [-q] [-r] [--strict] <pack-file
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.
See git-repack(1) for options to generate new packs and replace
Dry run. Check the pack file without actually unpacking the
The command usually shows percentage progress. This flag suppresses
When unpacking a corrupt packfile, the command dies at the first
corruption. This flag tells it to keep going and make the best
effort to recover as many objects as possible.
Don't write objects with broken content or links.
Written by Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Documentation by Junio C Hamano
Part of the git(1) suite