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git-extras and removing a file completely from the git history

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I was searching for an easy way to complete remove a file from a git repository. I found the github answer but I found it too cumbersome. I know, I’m lazy.

I tried creating my own alias but that wasn’t to my liking either. After some searching I found git-extras on github. The stated a git obliterate command which was exactly what I wanted.

I did an apt-cache search git-extras and the package was in one of my repositories. I installed the package and the command worked great!

Now I’m going to look through the other commands in git-extras if there are some more nice commands I could use.