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From: Paul Smith <paul@mad-scientist.net>
To: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@crashcourse.ca>
Cc: Git Mailing list <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: "git rm" seems to do recursive removal even without "-r"
Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2017 17:44:34 -0400
Message-ID: <1507412674.8322.4.camel@mad-scientist.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LFD.2.21.1710071541430.15964@localhost.localdomain>

On Sat, 2017-10-07 at 15:43 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   it's been a long week, so take this in the spirit in which it is
> intended ... i think the "git rm" command and its man page should be
> printed out, run through a paper shredder, then set on fire. i can't
> remember the last time i saw such a thoroughly badly-designed,
> badly-documented and non-intuitive utility.

"git rm" works the same way that the UNIX rm command has worked, for 40+
years now.  Very simple, very well designed, and very intuitive (IMO).

The major difference is the ability to handle globbing patterns, which
UNIX rm doesn't do.  Maybe the way this is implemented is a little
confusing, although I just read the man page and it seemed pretty clear
to me.

If you don't use glob patterns (or more specifically if you let the
shell handle glob patterns, which is how I always do it) then there is
really nothing bizarre about "git rm".  Maybe you could be more precise
in your criticism.

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Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-10-07 18:39 Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-07 19:04 ` Todd Zullinger
2017-10-07 19:12   ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-07 19:29     ` Jeff King
2017-10-07 19:32       ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-07 19:38         ` Jeff King
2017-10-07 19:43           ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-07 21:05             ` Theodore Ts'o
2017-10-07 21:40               ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-07 21:44             ` Paul Smith [this message]
2017-10-07 21:55               ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-08  4:20                 ` Junio C Hamano
2017-10-08  9:07                   ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-08 11:37                     ` Kevin Daudt
2017-10-08 11:56                   ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-08 12:23                     ` Martin Ågren
2017-10-08 12:39                     ` René Scharfe
2017-10-08 12:45                       ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-10 11:52                     ` Heiko Voigt
2017-10-11  8:31                       ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-08 14:32                 ` Paul Smith
2017-10-08 18:40                   ` Theodore Ts'o
2017-10-08 19:44                     ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-08 20:42                       ` Theodore Ts'o
2017-10-09 17:52                         ` Jeff King
2017-10-10  8:36                           ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-10  8:58                             ` Junio C Hamano
2017-10-10 12:19                             ` Paul Smith
2017-10-10 19:44                               ` Robert P. J. Day

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