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@@ -53,8 +53,14 @@ OPTIONS
Files to add content from. Fileglobs (e.g. `*.c`) can
be given to add all matching files. Also a
leading directory name (e.g. `dir` to add `dir/file1`
- and `dir/file2`) can be given to add all files in the
- directory, recursively.
+ and `dir/file2`) can be given to update the index to
+ match the current state of the directory as a whole (e.g.
+ specifying `dir` will record not just a file `dir/file1`
+ modified in the working tree, a file `dir/file2` added to
+ the working tree, but also a file `dir/file3` removed from
+ the working tree. Note that older versions of Git used
+ to ignore removed files; use `--no-all` option if you want
+ to add modified or new files but ignore removed ones.
@@ -129,11 +135,9 @@ subdirectories).
files that have been removed from the working tree. This
option is a no-op when no <pathspec> is used.
-This option is primarily to help the current users of Git, whose
-"git add <pathspec>..." ignores removed files. In future versions
-of Git, "git add <pathspec>..." will be a synonym to "git add -A
-<pathspec>..." and "git add --ignore-removal <pathspec>..." will behave like
-today's "git add <pathspec>...", ignoring removed files.
+This option is primarily to help users who are used to older
+versions of Git, whose "git add <pathspec>..." was a synonym
+for "git add --no-all <pathspec>...", i.e. ignored removed files.