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From: Bryan Turner <>
Cc: Git Users <>
Subject: Re: $> git branch splat response considered harmful
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2019 14:20:23 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 2:08 PM <> wrote:
> fwiw,
> jimc@frodo:~/prj-1/capnproto.git$ git branch -l
> * master
> I find the splat in the response unhelpful
> when wrapped in shell for loop, the splat expands into everything in
> current directory
> jimc@frodo:~/prj-1/capnproto.git$ for b in `git branch -l`; do echo $b; done
> appveyor.yml
> c++
> CMakeLists.txt
> ...
> it would be nice if some flag combo would suppress that splat.
> save me from fugly brittle sh $IFS fiddlery and incomplete workarounds

Have you tried "git for-each-ref --format="%(refname:short)"
refs/heads/"? That's going to provide short names for branches without
any indicator for the default branch, and without any special

  reply	other threads:[~2019-08-08 21:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-08 21:08 jim.cromie
2019-08-08 21:20 ` Bryan Turner [this message]
2019-08-08 21:28   ` Emily Shaffer
2019-08-08 21:46     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-09 18:01     ` Philip Oakley
2019-08-08 21:30 ` SZEDER Gábor

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