git remove files which have been deleted

git add -u
It deletes all removed files, updates what was modified, and adds new files.

By: donnoman
2009-09-16 00:13:14

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git add -u does not add new files. You need git add -A to do that.
Axel · 517 weeks 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
trisweb · 466 weeks and 2 days ago
It helped me a lot, after turning around and testing things ... i'll keep that one on a post-it :) Thanks
AndreiCurelaru · 460 weeks and 6 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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