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Isaac Adams
Isaac Adams

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git: BFG installation

BFG Repo Cleaner is both faster and easier to use than using git filter-branch. It handles simple use cases for editing sensitive information in git.

Invoking BFG

BFG is a .jar file that is invoked from the command line using java.

$ java -jar path/to/bfg.jar

Invoking BFG this way can become tedious...

Easier way to reference BFG?

To simplify it, consider creating an alias


alias bfg='java -jar path/to/bfg.jar'
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BFG is now invokable from the command line in any directory:

$ bfg ...

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