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From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@crashcourse.ca>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: 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 05:07:12 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <alpine.LFD.2.21.1710080502050.19600@localhost.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqy3oms22q.fsf@gitster.mtv.corp.google.com>

On Sun, 8 Oct 2017, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@crashcourse.ca> writes:
>
> > ... so if, in the kernel source
> > tree, i ran:
> >
> >   $ git rm \*.c
> >
> > i would end up removing *all* 25,569 "*.c" files in the kernel source
> > repository.
>
> Yes, as that is exactly what the command line asks Git to do.

  so if i wanted git to remove, say, all files named "Makefile*" from
everywhere in the linux kernel source tree, the (dry run) command
would be:

  $ git rm -n Makefile\*

is that it? let's try that:

  $ git rm -n Makefile\*
  rm 'Makefile'
  $

oops.

rday

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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 [this message]
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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