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From: Todd Zullinger <tmz@pobox.com>
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, 7 Oct 2017 15:04:02 -0400
Message-ID: <20171007190402.GH3382@zaya.teonanacatl.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LFD.2.21.1710071436140.14843@localhost.localdomain>

Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>
>  was just testing variations of "git rm", and man page claims:
>
>  -r 
>     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?

By shell-escaping the *, you're letting git perform the file glob.  
The DISCUSSION section of git-rm(1) says "File globbing matches across 
directory boundaries."

# With bash performing file globbing
$ git rm -n Documentation/*.txt | wc -l
199

# With git performing file globbing
$ git rm -n Documentation/\*.txt | wc -l
578

-- 
Todd
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to
pause and reflect.
    -- Mark Twain


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

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