The file Documentation/git-rm.txt says:

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Using ``git add -A''
When accepting a new code drop for a vendor branch, you probably
want to record both the removal of paths and additions of new paths
as well as modifications of existing paths.

Typically you would first remove all tracked files from the working
tree using this command:

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I believe a command is missing here.

The explanation also leaves me scratching my head...

(In Fedora's git- there is a command and some further
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