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From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@crashcourse.ca>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>,
	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: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:36:53 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <alpine.LFD.2.21.1710100432220.16182@localhost.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20171009175225.qn6a3j2th3dxjjn2@sigill.intra.peff.net>

On Mon, 9 Oct 2017, Jeff King wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 08, 2017 at 04:42:27PM -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
>
> > On Sun, Oct 08, 2017 at 03:44:14PM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > > >
> > > >     find <find args> | xargs git rm
> > > >
> > > > myself.
> > >
> > >   that's what i would have normally used until i learned about
> > > git's magical globbing capabilities, and i'm going to go back to
> > > using it, because git's magical globbing capabilities now scare
> > > me.
> >
> > Hmm, I wonder if the reason why git's magically globbing
> > capabilities even exist at all is for those poor benighted souls
> > on Windows, for which their shell (and associated utilities)
> > doesn't have advanced tools like "find" and "xargs"....
>
> One benefit of globbing with Git is that it restricts the matches
> only to tracked files. That matters a lot when you have a very broad
> glob (e.g., like you might use with "git grep") because it avoids
> looking at cruft like generated files (or even inside .git).

  ah, now *that* is a compelling rationale that justifies the
underlying weirdness. but it still doesn't explain the different
behaviour between:

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

in the linux kernel source tree, the first form matches only the
single, top-level Makefile, while the second form gets *all* of them
recursively, even though those globs should be equivalent in terms of
matching all files named "Makefile".

  am i misunderstanding something?

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
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 [this message]
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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