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authorAlexandr Miloslavskiy <alexandr.miloslavskiy@syntevo.com>2020-01-16 16:09:18 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2020-01-21 19:10:08 (GMT)
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doc: rm: synchronize <pathspec> description
This patch continues the effort that is already applied to `git commit`, `git reset`, `git checkout` etc. 1) Changed outdated descriptions to mention pathspec instead. 2) Added reference to 'linkgit:gitglossary[7]'. 3) Removed content that merely repeated gitglossary. 4) Merged the remainder of "discussion" into `<patchspec>`. Signed-off-by: Alexandr Miloslavskiy <alexandr.miloslavskiy@syntevo.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-rm.txt50
1 files changed, 21 insertions, 29 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-rm.txt b/Documentation/git-rm.txt
index b5c4622..e02a08e 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rm.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rm.txt
@@ -8,16 +8,16 @@ git-rm - Remove files from the working tree and from the index
SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
-'git rm' [-f | --force] [-n] [-r] [--cached] [--ignore-unmatch] [--quiet] [--] <file>...
+'git rm' [-f | --force] [-n] [-r] [--cached] [--ignore-unmatch] [--quiet] [--] <pathspec>...
DESCRIPTION
-----------
-Remove files from the index, or from the working tree and the index.
-`git rm` will not remove a file from just your working directory.
-(There is no option to remove a file only from the working tree
-and yet keep it in the index; use `/bin/rm` if you want to do that.)
-The files being removed have to be identical to the tip of the branch,
-and no updates to their contents can be staged in the index,
+Remove files matching pathspec from the index, or from the working tree
+and the index. `git rm` will not remove a file from just your working
+directory. (There is no option to remove a file only from the working
+tree and yet keep it in the index; use `/bin/rm` if you want to do
+that.) The files being removed have to be identical to the tip of the
+branch, and no updates to their contents can be staged in the index,
though that default behavior can be overridden with the `-f` option.
When `--cached` is given, the staged content has to
match either the tip of the branch or the file on disk,
@@ -26,15 +26,20 @@ allowing the file to be removed from just the index.
OPTIONS
-------
-<file>...::
- Files to remove. Fileglobs (e.g. `*.c`) can be given to
- remove all matching files. If you want Git to expand
- file glob characters, you may need to shell-escape them.
- A leading directory name
- (e.g. `dir` to remove `dir/file1` and `dir/file2`) can be
- given to remove all files in the directory, and recursively
- all sub-directories,
- but this requires the `-r` option to be explicitly given.
+<pathspec>...::
+ Files to remove. A leading directory name (e.g. `dir` to remove
+ `dir/file1` and `dir/file2`) can be given to remove all files in
+ the directory, and recursively all sub-directories, but this
+ requires the `-r` option to be explicitly given.
++
+The command removes only the paths that are known to Git.
++
+File globbing matches across directory boundaries. Thus, given two
+directories `d` and `d2`, there is a difference between using
+`git rm 'd*'` and `git rm 'd/*'`, as the former will also remove all
+of directory `d2`.
++
+For more details, see the 'pathspec' entry in linkgit:gitglossary[7].
-f::
--force::
@@ -69,19 +74,6 @@ OPTIONS
for each file removed. This option suppresses that output.
-DISCUSSION
-----------
-
-The <file> list given to the command can be exact pathnames,
-file glob patterns, or leading directory names. The command
-removes only the paths that are known to Git. Giving the name of
-a file that you have not told Git about does not remove that file.
-
-File globbing matches across directory boundaries. Thus, given
-two directories `d` and `d2`, there is a difference between
-using `git rm 'd*'` and `git rm 'd/*'`, as the former will
-also remove all of directory `d2`.
-
REMOVING FILES THAT HAVE DISAPPEARED FROM THE FILESYSTEM
--------------------------------------------------------
There is no option for `git rm` to remove from the index only