I have, over the course of the last few days, removed several hundred megs of large text and binary files from a git repository that I had set up recently (I am relatively new to git).
I did this in order to reduce the amount of time it takes to clone this repository on a remote machine.
However, the repo itself is still huge, and it still takes forever to clone. I suspect that git is keeping some manifestation of the large files in order to maintain some history.
How might I remove these objects, to make my repository "lean and mean"?