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@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
'git add' [--verbose | -v] [--dry-run | -n] [--force | -f] [--interactive | -i] [--patch | -p]
- [--edit | -e] [--[no-]all | --[no-]ignore-removal | [--update | -u]]
+ [--edit | -e] [--[no-]all | --[no-]ignore-removal | [--update | -u]] [--sparse]
[--intent-to-add | -N] [--refresh] [--ignore-errors] [--ignore-missing] [--renormalize]
[--chmod=(+|-)x] [--pathspec-from-file=<file> [--pathspec-file-nul]]
[--] [<pathspec>...]
@@ -79,6 +79,13 @@ in linkgit:gitglossary[7].
--force::
Allow adding otherwise ignored files.
+--sparse::
+ Allow updating index entries outside of the sparse-checkout cone.
+ Normally, `git add` refuses to update index entries whose paths do
+ not fit within the sparse-checkout cone, since those files might
+ be removed from the working tree without warning. See
+ linkgit:git-sparse-checkout[1] for more details.
+
-i::
--interactive::
Add modified contents in the working tree interactively to