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From: Martin Ågren <martin.agren@gmail.com>
To: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@crashcourse.ca>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	Paul Smith <paul@mad-scientist.net>,
	Git Mailing list <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: "git rm" seems to do recursive removal even without "-r"
Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2017 14:23:24 +0200
Message-ID: <CAN0heSqvz1ak8BvM=i9FGPm=_4Fi7WLhZhPMN37GN-VngewkuA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LFD.2.21.1710080736530.21897@localhost.localdomain>

On 8 October 2017 at 13:56, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@crashcourse.ca> wrote:
>   but as i asked in my earlier post, if i wanted to remove *all* files
> with names of "Makefile*", why can't i use:
>
>   $ git rm 'Makefile*'
>
> just as i used:
>
>   $ git rm '*.c'
>
> are those not both acceptable fileglobs? why does the former clearly
> only match the top-level Makefile, and refuse to cross directory
> boundaries?
>
>   $ git rm -n 'Makefile*'
>   rm 'Makefile'
>   $

Hmmm. The manpage says the following:

       git rm -f git-*.sh
           Because this example lets the shell expand the asterisk (i.e.
           you are listing the files explicitly), it does not remove
           subdir/git-foo.sh.

This implies that `git rm "git-*.sh"` should remove subdir/git-foo.sh.
But it doesn't, at least not in my testing. It seems that the globbing
only kicks in when the "*" comes first, as you've noted.

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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 [this message]
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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