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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Stefan Beller <>
Cc: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <>,
	git <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] grep: provide a noop --recursive option
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2018 01:19:04 -0700
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Stefan Beller <> writes:

> git-grep is always file/tree recursive, but there is --recurse-submodules
> which is off by default. Instead of providing a short alias to a noop,
> we could use -r for submodules. (And if you happen to have no
> submodules, this is a noop for you)

I am not sure if it is an overall win for those who do have and use
submodules to easily be able to go recursive with a short-and-sweet
'r', or even they want to work inside one project at a time most of
the time.  If the latter, then using 'r' for recurse-submodules is
going to be a mistake (besides, other commands that have 'recursive'
typically use 'r' for its shorthand,and 'r' does not stand for
'recurse-submodules' for them).

  parent reply index

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-09-29 14:01 wishlist: git grep -r Christoph Berg
2018-09-29 14:55 ` [PATCH] grep: provide a noop --recursive option Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-09-29 15:08   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-09-29 15:25     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-09-29 15:47       ` Duy Nguyen
2018-09-29 17:11   ` Junio C Hamano
2018-09-29 19:38     ` Christoph Berg
2018-10-01 19:15     ` René Scharfe
2018-10-05  8:17       ` Junio C Hamano
2018-10-05 12:49         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-10-01 19:23   ` Stefan Beller
2018-10-05  8:15     ` Christoph Berg
2018-10-05  8:19     ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2018-10-05 13:05       ` Mischa POSLAWSKY
2018-10-05 19:17         ` Stefan Beller

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