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authorJon Loeliger <jdl@jdl.com>2008-05-16 19:43:50 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2008-05-16 20:13:24 (GMT)
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git-filter-branch: Clarify file removal example.
Signed-off-by: Jon Loeliger <jdl@jdl.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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@@ -177,6 +177,10 @@ or copyright violation) from all commits:
git filter-branch --tree-filter 'rm filename' HEAD
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+However, if the file is absent from the tree of some commit,
+a simple `rm filename` will fail for that tree and commit.
+Thus you may instead want to use `rm -f filename` as the script.
+
A significantly faster version:
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