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Does Git supports large binary files of Gigabyte/ terabytes size.

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I wanted to know if Git supports large binary files of Gigabyte/ terabytes size. What is the cost of using GIT by approximately 10 (this would certainly increase to large number later)users?

posted Apr 14, 2015 by anonymous

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