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           You may find these things in your git repository (.git directory for a
           repository associated with your working tree, or <project>.git
           directory for a public bare repository. It is also possible to have a
           working tree where .git is a plain ascii file containing gitdir:
           <path>, i.e. the path to the real git repository).
               Object store associated with this repository. Usually an object
               store is self sufficient (i.e. all the objects that are referred to
               by an object found in it are also found in it), but there are
               couple of ways to violate it.
                1. You could populate the repository by running a commit walker
                   without -a option. Depending on which options are given, you
                   could have only commit objects without associated blobs and
                   trees this way, for example. A repository with this kind of
                   incomplete object store is not suitable to be published to the
                   outside world but sometimes useful for private repository.
                2. You also could have an incomplete but locally usable repository
                   by cloning shallowly. See git-clone(1).
                3. You can be using objects/info/alternates mechanism, or
                   $GIT_ALTERNATE_OBJECT_DIRECTORIES mechanism to borrow objects
                   from other object stores. A repository with this kind of
                   incomplete object store is not suitable to be published for use
                   with dumb transports but otherwise is OK as long as
                   objects/info/alternates points at the right object stores it
                   borrows from.
               Traditionally, each object is stored in its own file. They are
               split into 256 subdirectories using the first two letters from its
               object name to keep the number of directory entries objects
               directory itself needs to hold. Objects found here are often called
               unpacked (or loose) objects.
               Packs (files that store many object in compressed form, along with
               index files to allow them to be randomly accessed) are found in
               this directory.
               Additional information about the object store is recorded in this
               This file is to help dumb transports discover what packs are
               This file records URLs to alternate object stores that this object
               store borrows objects from, to be used when the repository is
               fetched over HTTP.
               References are stored in subdirectories of this directory. The git
               prune command knows to keep objects reachable from refs found in
               this directory and its subdirectories.
               records tip-of-the-tree commit objects of branch name
               records any object name (not necessarily a commit object, or a tag
               object that points at a commit object).
               records tip-of-the-tree commit objects of branches copied from a
               remote repository.
               records the same information as refs/heads/, refs/tags/, and
               friends record in a more efficient way. See git-pack-refs(1).
               A symref (see glossary) to the refs/heads/ namespace describing the
               currently active branch. It does not mean much if the repository is
               not associated with any working tree (i.e. a bare repository), but
               a valid git repository must have the HEAD file; some porcelains may
               use it to guess the designated "default" branch of the repository
               (usually master). It is legal if the named branch name does not
               (yet) exist. In some legacy setups, it is a symbolic link instead
               of a symref that points at the current branch.
               HEAD can also record a specific commit directly, instead of being a
               symref to point at the current branch. Such a state is often called
               detached HEAD, and almost all commands work identically as normal.
               See git-checkout(1) for details.
               A slightly deprecated way to store shorthands to be used to specify
               URL to git fetch, git pull and git push commands is to store a file
               in branches/<name> and give name to these commands in place of
               repository argument.
               Hooks are customization scripts used by various git commands. A
               handful of sample hooks are installed when git init is run, but all
               of them are disabled by default. To enable, the .sample suffix has
               to be removed from the filename by renaming. Read githooks(5) for
               update-server-info every time a tag or branch is created or
               modified. This is normally done from the hooks/update hook, which
               is run by the git-receive-pack command when you git push into the
               This file records fake commit ancestry information, to pretend the
               set of parents a commit has is different from how the commit was
               actually created. One record per line describes a commit and its
               fake parents by listing their 40-byte hexadecimal object names
               separated by a space and terminated by a newline.
               This file, by convention among Porcelains, stores the exclude
               pattern list.  .gitignore is the per-directory ignore file.  git
               status, git add, git rm and git clean look at it but the core git
               commands do not look at it. See also: gitignore(5).
               Stores shorthands to be used to give URL and default refnames to
               interact with remote repository to git fetch, git pull and git push
               Records of changes made to refs are stored in this directory. See
               git-update-ref(1) for more information.
               Records all changes made to the branch tip named name.
               Records all changes made to the tag named name.
               This is similar to info/grafts but is internally used and
               maintained by shallow clone mechanism. See --depth option to git-
               clone(1) and git-fetch(1).


           git-init(1), git-clone(1), git-fetch(1), git-pack-refs(1), git-gc(1),
           git-checkout(1), gitglossary(7), The Git User's Manual[1]


           Part of the git(1) suite.


            1. The Git User's Manual

    Git 1.7.1 03/04/2013 GITREPOSITORY-LAYOU(5)


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