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* [PATCH 1/2] pathspec magic: add '^' as alias for '!'
@ 2017-02-08  5:13 Linus Torvalds
  2017-02-08 13:23 ` Cornelius Weig
  2017-02-08 22:35 ` Brandon Williams
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Linus Torvalds @ 2017-02-08  5:13 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Junio C Hamano; +Cc: Git Mailing List


From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 21:05:28 -0800
Subject: [PATCH 1/2] pathspec magic: add '^' as alias for '!'

The choice of '!' for a negative pathspec ends up not only not matching
what we do for revisions, it's also a horrible character for shell
expansion since it needs quoting.

So add '^' as an alternative alias for an excluding pathspec entry.

Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
---
 pathspec.c | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/pathspec.c b/pathspec.c
index 7ababb315..ecad03406 100644
--- a/pathspec.c
+++ b/pathspec.c
@@ -224,6 +224,12 @@ static const char *parse_short_magic(unsigned *magic, const char *elem)
 		char ch = *pos;
 		int i;
 
+		/* Special case alias for '!' */
+		if (ch == '^') {
+			*magic |= PATHSPEC_EXCLUDE;
+			continue;
+		}
+
 		if (!is_pathspec_magic(ch))
 			break;
 
-- 
2.12.0.rc0.1.g02555c1b2.dirty


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