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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: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:19:39 -0400
Message-ID: <1507637979.8322.33.camel@mad-scientist.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LFD.2.21.1710100432220.16182@localhost.localdomain>

On Tue, 2017-10-10 at 04:36 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   ah, now *that* is a compelling rationale that justifies the
> underlying weirdness. but it still doesn't explain the different
> behaviour between:
> 
>   $ git rm -n 'Makefile*'
>   $ git rm -n '*Makefile'

I explained that behavior in the email up-thread from this reply:

> Globbing in "git rm" matches on the FULL PATH, not just the file name. 
> So, if you have a list of Makefiles in your repository like:
> 
>   Makefile
>   foo/Makefile
>   bar/Makefile
> 
> Then 'Makefile*' only matches the first one, since 'Makefile*' doesn't
> match 'foo/Makefile' or 'bar/Makefile'.
>
> If you you worry that '*Makefile' will match things you don't want to
> match, you'll have to use:
> 
>   git rm -n Makefile '*/Makefile'


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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
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 [this message]
2017-10-10 19:44                               ` Robert P. J. Day

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