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Git ls-files

If you ever make the mistake of directly removing a long list of files and folders in a git repository with rm instead of git rm, you can save yourself from having to individually removing each file/folder referenced in git using the command

git ls-files --deleted | xargs git rm

According to the man page, the flag ls-files –deleted outputs all recently deleted files.

I wrote this down to serve as a reminder to myself.