Andrew Ardill <> writes:

> On 13 February 2013 11:34, Junio C Hamano <> wrote:
>> The change could negatively affect people who expect that removing
>> files that are not used for their purpose (e.g. a large file that is
>> unnecessary for their build) will _not_ affect what they get from
>> "git add .";
> How big a problem is this?

As you said below, it could be fairly big, if you expect a lot of
people do not use "git add -u".

> If we need to support this behaviour than I would suppose a config
> option is required. A default config transition path similar to git
> push defaults would probably work well, in the case where breaking
> these expectations is unacceptable.

We've discussed that before.

>> obviously they must have trained themselves not to do
>> "git add -u" or "git commit -a".
> Many people use git add -p by default, so I would not be surprised
> about people not using -u or -a.
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