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authorJacob Helwig <>2009-02-12 18:01:10 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-02-12 23:44:56 (GMT)
commit49bde7533681f5e4a80402af465bd7a28556266e (patch)
tree40949c205960efd0f2ee723a9f68efdefe199284 /Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
parent222b1673860bba6c75895ce3e2d1467fb878fa2a (diff)
Add 'rm -f' equivalent to 'git rm' example of filter-branch --index-filter
Signed-off-by: Jacob Helwig <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -212,6 +212,11 @@ git filter-branch --index-filter 'git rm --cached filename' HEAD
Now, you will get the rewritten history saved in HEAD.
+As with using `rm filename`, `git rm --cached filename` will fail
+if the file is absent from the tree of a commit. If it is not important
+whether the file is already absent from the tree, you can use
+`git rm --cached --ignore-unmatch filename` instead.
To rewrite the repository to look as if `foodir/` had been its project
root, and discard all other history: