The BFG is a simpler, faster alternative to
git-filter-branch for cleansing bad data out of your Git repository history:
- Removing Crazy Big Files
- Removing Passwords, Credentials & other Private data
git-filter-branch command is enormously powerful and can do things that the BFG can't - but the BFG is much better for the tasks above, because:
- Faster : 10 - 720x faster
- Simpler : The BFG isn't particularily clever, but is focused on making the above tasks easy
- Beautiful : If you need to, you can use the beautiful Scala language to customise the BFG. Which has got to be better than Bash scripting at least some of the time.
You can adjust JVM max heap size limit via the following command:
sudo snap set bfg-repo-cleaner jvm.xmx=2048m
No other JVM parameters are supported as of now.