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    1 git-rm(1)
    2 =========
    4 NAME
    5 ----
    6 git-rm - Remove files from the working tree and from the index
    9 --------
   10 [verse]
   11 'git rm' [-f | --force] [-n] [-r] [--cached] [--ignore-unmatch] [--quiet] [--] <file>...
   14 -----------
   15 Remove files from the index, or from the working tree and the index.
   16 `git rm` will not remove a file from just your working directory.
   17 (There is no option to remove a file only from the working tree
   18 and yet keep it in the index; use `/bin/rm` if you want to do that.)
   19 The files being removed have to be identical to the tip of the branch,
   20 and no updates to their contents can be staged in the index,
   21 though that default behavior can be overridden with the `-f` option.
   22 When `--cached` is given, the staged content has to
   23 match either the tip of the branch or the file on disk,
   24 allowing the file to be removed from just the index.
   28 -------
   29 <file>...::
   30 	Files to remove.  Fileglobs (e.g. `*.c`) can be given to
   31 	remove all matching files.  If you want Git to expand
   32 	file glob characters, you may need to shell-escape them.
   33 	A leading directory name
   34 	(e.g. `dir` to remove `dir/file1` and `dir/file2`) can be
   35 	given to remove all files in the directory, and recursively
   36 	all sub-directories,
   37 	but this requires the `-r` option to be explicitly given.
   39 -f::
   40 --force::
   41 	Override the up-to-date check.
   43 -n::
   44 --dry-run::
   45 	Don't actually remove any file(s).  Instead, just show
   46 	if they exist in the index and would otherwise be removed
   47 	by the command.
   49 -r::
   50         Allow recursive removal when a leading directory name is
   51         given.
   53 \--::
   54 	This option can be used to separate command-line options from
   55 	the list of files, (useful when filenames might be mistaken
   56 	for command-line options).
   58 --cached::
   59 	Use this option to unstage and remove paths only from the index.
   60 	Working tree files, whether modified or not, will be
   61 	left alone.
   63 --ignore-unmatch::
   64 	Exit with a zero status even if no files matched.
   66 -q::
   67 --quiet::
   68 	`git rm` normally outputs one line (in the form of an `rm` command)
   69 	for each file removed. This option suppresses that output.
   73 ----------
   75 The <file> list given to the command can be exact pathnames,
   76 file glob patterns, or leading directory names.  The command
   77 removes only the paths that are known to Git.  Giving the name of
   78 a file that you have not told Git about does not remove that file.
   80 File globbing matches across directory boundaries.  Thus, given
   81 two directories `d` and `d2`, there is a difference between
   82 using `git rm 'd*'` and `git rm 'd/*'`, as the former will
   83 also remove all of directory `d2`.
   86 --------------------------------------------------------
   87 There is no option for `git rm` to remove from the index only
   88 the paths that have disappeared from the filesystem. However,
   89 depending on the use case, there are several ways that can be
   90 done.
   92 Using ``git commit -a''
   93 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   94 If you intend that your next commit should record all modifications
   95 of tracked files in the working tree and record all removals of
   96 files that have been removed from the working tree with `rm`
   97 (as opposed to `git rm`), use `git commit -a`, as it will
   98 automatically notice and record all removals.  You can also have a
   99 similar effect without committing by using `git add -u`.
  101 Using ``git add -A''
  102 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  103 When accepting a new code drop for a vendor branch, you probably
  104 want to record both the removal of paths and additions of new paths
  105 as well as modifications of existing paths.
  107 Typically you would first remove all tracked files from the working
  108 tree using this command:
  110 ----------------
  111 git ls-files -z | xargs -0 rm -f
  112 ----------------
  114 and then untar the new code in the working tree. Alternately
  115 you could 'rsync' the changes into the working tree.
  117 After that, the easiest way to record all removals, additions, and
  118 modifications in the working tree is:
  120 ----------------
  121 git add -A
  122 ----------------
  124 See linkgit:git-add[1].
  126 Other ways
  127 ~~~~~~~~~~
  128 If all you really want to do is to remove from the index the files
  129 that are no longer present in the working tree (perhaps because
  130 your working tree is dirty so that you cannot use `git commit -a`),
  131 use the following command:
  133 ----------------
  134 git diff --name-only --diff-filter=D -z | xargs -0 git rm --cached
  135 ----------------
  138 ----------
  139 Only submodules using a gitfile (which means they were cloned
  140 with a Git version 1.7.8 or newer) will be removed from the work
  141 tree, as their repository lives inside the .git directory of the
  142 superproject. If a submodule (or one of those nested inside it)
  143 still uses a .git directory, `git rm` will move the submodules
  144 git directory into the superprojects git directory to protect
  145 the submodule's history. If it exists the submodule.<name> section
  146 in the linkgit:gitmodules[5] file will also be removed and that file
  147 will be staged (unless --cached or -n are used).
  149 A submodule is considered up to date when the HEAD is the same as
  150 recorded in the index, no tracked files are modified and no untracked
  151 files that aren't ignored are present in the submodules work tree.
  152 Ignored files are deemed expendable and won't stop a submodule's work
  153 tree from being removed.
  155 If you only want to remove the local checkout of a submodule from your
  156 work tree without committing the removal, use linkgit:git-submodule[1] `deinit`
  157 instead. Also see linkgit:gitsubmodules[7] for details on submodule removal.
  160 --------
  161 `git rm Documentation/\*.txt`::
  162 	Removes all `*.txt` files from the index that are under the
  163 	`Documentation` directory and any of its subdirectories.
  164 +
  165 Note that the asterisk `*` is quoted from the shell in this
  166 example; this lets Git, and not the shell, expand the pathnames
  167 of files and subdirectories under the `Documentation/` directory.
  169 `git rm -f git-*.sh`::
  170 	Because this example lets the shell expand the asterisk
  171 	(i.e. you are listing the files explicitly), it
  172 	does not remove `subdir/git-foo.sh`.
  174 BUGS
  175 ----
  176 Each time a superproject update removes a populated submodule
  177 (e.g. when switching between commits before and after the removal) a
  178 stale submodule checkout will remain in the old location. Removing the
  179 old directory is only safe when it uses a gitfile, as otherwise the
  180 history of the submodule will be deleted too. This step will be
  181 obsolete when recursive submodule update has been implemented.
  183 SEE ALSO
  184 --------
  185 linkgit:git-add[1]
  187 GIT
  188 ---
  189 Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite