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git remove files which have been deleted

Terminal - git remove files which have been deleted
git add -u
2009-09-16 00:13:14
User: donnoman
git remove files which have been deleted

It deletes all removed files, updates what was modified, and adds new files.


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
git rm $(git ls-files --deleted)
2009-02-26 21:21:02
Functions: rm
Tags: git

This command handles git rm'ing files that you've deleted.

git ls-files -z --deleted | xargs -0 git rm
2009-07-14 08:29:38
User: blindgaenger
Functions: xargs
Tags: git

I've used technicalpickles command a lot, but this one handles whitespaces in filenames. I'm sure you want to create an alias for it :)

git add -u

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What others think

git add -u does not add new files.

You need git add -A to do that.


Comment by Axel 247 weeks and 4 days ago

`git add -u` is a beautifully simple way to accomplish the original goal - remove files that have been deleted on the filesystem. If you have new files to add to the commit after that you can always `git add .` afterward

Comment by trisweb 196 weeks and 6 days ago

It helped me a lot, after turning around and testing things ... i'll keep that one on a post-it :)

Comment by AndreiCurelaru 191 weeks and 3 days ago

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