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remove large binary files from git history
set -o errexit
# Author: David Underhill
# Script to permanently delete files/folders from your git repository. To use
# it, cd to your repository's root and then run the script with a list of paths
# you want to delete, e.g., git-delete-history path1 path2
# retrieved from:
if [ $# -eq 0 ]; then
exit 0are still
# make sure we're at the root of git repo
if [ ! -d .git ]; then
echo "Error: must run this script from the root of a git repository"
exit 1
# remove all paths passed as arguments from the history of the repo
git filter-branch --index-filter "git rm -rf --cached --ignore-unmatch $files" HEAD
# remove the temporary history git-filter-branch otherwise leaves behind for a long time
rm -rf .git/refs/original/ && git reflog expire --all && git gc --aggressive --prune

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@renius renius commented May 16, 2014

done, but now
Your branch and 'origin/imr' have diverged,
and have 3809 and 3809 different commits each, respectively.
(use "git pull" to merge the remote branch into yours)

i don`t know what to do

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