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Learn Git: Git LFS

Advanced Git Tutorial

What is Git LFS? Git Large File Storage is a Git extension that helps developers save space when working with binary files in Git.

Watch this advanced Git tutorial video to learn how Git LFS works and how you can use Git LFS when working with audio, image, or video files in Git. When changes to binary files are pushed to a remote repository, your remote will start growing in size quickly, slowing down the time it takes to clone, push, pull, or perform other operations with your Git repository.

With Git LFS, your commits will point to light-weight reference object while your binary files are stored on a separate LFS server. Now, anytime you clone this LFS repository or checkout a branch from this LFS repo, you will only pull the latest version of the binary file.

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