While Analysing the total size of a Git Repository, you will sometimes come to the conclusion that

Deep cleaning git repositories usually requires you to go through the whole commit history, searching for big and/or junk files further down the tree. One tool that may assist you in analysing the health of your git repo is git-repo-analysis.


$ git cat-file —batch-all-objects —batch-check
$ git rev-list —all —objects

git-find-large-files does this automatically and sorts them by size.


$ git filter-branch —index-filter \
    ‘git rm —cached —ignore-unmatch tool.exe’ — \

git-purge-files does this considerably faster.