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From: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
To: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@crashcourse.ca>
Cc: Todd Zullinger <tmz@pobox.com>, Git Mailing list <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: "git rm" seems to do recursive removal even without "-r"
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2017 15:29:02 -0400
Message-ID: <20171007192902.ma4s47hn6edwldx5@sigill.intra.peff.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LFD.2.21.1710071506210.15271@localhost.localdomain>

On Sat, Oct 07, 2017 at 03:12:01PM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

>   ok, in that case, can you give me an example where "-r" makes a
> difference, given that the man page refers to "a leading directory
> name being given"? let's use as an example the linux kernel source,
> where there are a *ton* of files named "Makefile" under the drivers/
> directory.
> 
>   should there be a difference between:
> 
>   $ git rm drivers/Makefile
>   $ git rm -r drivers/Makefile
> 
> clearly, i have a "leading directory name" in both examples above ...
> what should happen differently?

Nothing, because there is nothing to recurse in the pathspecs you've
given.

Try:

  $ git rm drivers
  fatal: not removing 'drivers' recursively without -r

versus

  $ git rm -r drivers
  [...removes everything under drivers/...]

-Peff

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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 [this message]
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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