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Re: "git rm" seems to do recursive removal even without "-r"




On Sun, 8 Oct 2017, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>
> > ... so if, in the kernel source
> > tree, i ran:
> >
> >   $ git rm \*.c
> >
> > i would end up removing *all* 25,569 "*.c" files in the kernel source
> > repository.
>
> Yes, as that is exactly what the command line asks Git to do.

  so if i wanted git to remove, say, all files named "Makefile*" from
everywhere in the linux kernel source tree, the (dry run) command
would be:

  $ git rm -n Makefile\*

is that it? let's try that:

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

oops.

rday

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