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Re: [BUG] ls-files '**' globstar matches one or more directories instead of zero or more directories

On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 2:17 AM, Alistair Buxton <a.j.buxton@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> To reproduce, go to any git repository and run:
>     diff <(git ls-files '**/*' | sort) <(git ls-files | sort)
> Expected result: No output since both commands should produce identical output.
> Actual result: '**/*' only matches files at least one directory deep.
> The same happens with eg '**/Makefile' - only Makefiles in
> subdirectories are listed.
> I have personally tested with 2.7.8 and 2.12.0. Others on IRC report
> that this happens in the next branch.

Another data point. t3070-wildmatch.sh has a test for this case

match 1 0 'foo' '**/foo'

so the pattern matching machinery is _not_ broken. There may be some
changes in ls-files (pathspec-related?) that leads to this. But I
didn't try to bisect it.