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

On 16 April 2017 at 12:25, Duy Nguyen <pclouds@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> git ls-files ':(glob)**/*'
> Without that '**' is a normal '*' and matching just subdirs is expected.

But '*/' should match exactly one subdirectory deep. Instead it
matches one more more subdirectories.

Meaning it behaves the way '**/*/' should.

Try the following in the git source repo:

    shopt -s globstar
    diff <(ls -1 */.gitignore | sort) <(git ls-files '*/.gitignore' | sort)
    diff <(ls -1 */**/.gitignore | sort) <(git ls-files '*/.gitignore' | sort)

of course it works as expected if you say the magic word:

    diff <(ls -1 */.gitignore | sort) <(git ls-files
':(glob)*/.gitignore' | sort)

Alistair Buxton