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* Bug report: `git-ls-files --exclude-standard --ignored --others --directory` gives incomplete output
@ 2019-04-18  6:49 Carmen Bianca Bakker
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From: Carmen Bianca Bakker @ 2019-04-18  6:49 UTC (permalink / raw)
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Hi git developers,

Apologies in advance if my mailing list etiquette isn't 100% perfect. I
don't use mailing lists all that often. Please CC me in replies, because
I am not subscribed.

I use `git-ls-files` in a project[1] to get a list of ignored
files/directories, and to ignore them in my project.  I found that using
`--directory` speeds things up by a lot, so I can ignore entire
directories.

However, I get inconsistent results between using the --directory flag
and not.  To demonstrate this, I created a super tiny repository[2]. 
The repository ignores all `*.mo` files.

I then do:

$ mkdir po/subdir
$ touch eo.mo po/eo.mo po/subdir/eo.mo

When I run `git ls-files --exclude-standard --ignored --others`, my
output is:

eo.mo
po/eo.mo
po/subdir/eo.mo

But when I run `git ls-files --exclude-standard --ignored --others 
--directory`, my output is:

eo.mo
po/eo.mo

Rather strangely, when I alter the command to `git ls-files --exclude-
standard --ignored --others --directory --no-empty-directory`, I get:

eo.mo
po/eo.mo
po/subdir/

This seems very counter-intuitive to me, because po/subdir/ is an empty
directory in the sense that it contains no files tracked by git.

Is this a bug, or is this a miscomprehension on my part about how `git-
ls-files` is supposed to function?

With kindness,
Carmen


[1]: <
https://github.com/fsfe/reuse-tool/blob/75c8c1ba0b7fcefc3ab4e132b539f506e18f721c/src/reuse/_util.py#L115
>
[2]: <https://github.com/carmenbianca/git-ls-files>

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