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"git rm" seems to do recursive removal even without "-r"

  was just testing variations of "git rm", and man page claims:

     Allow recursive removal when a leading directory name is given.

i tested this on the "pro git" book repo, which contains a top-level
"book/" directory, and quite a number of "*.asc" files in various
subdirectories one or more levels down. i ran:

  $ git rm book/\*.asc

and it certainly seemed to delete *all* "*.asc" files no matter where
they were under book/, even without the "-r" option.

  am i misunderstanding something?



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